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Northern Ireland environment minister offers grant for local waste projects

A £200,000 grant will be made available to help community waste projects in Northern Ireland lower their revenue costs.

The grant comes from the revenue stream of the Rethink Waste Fund, which was launched by environment minister Edwin Poots back in May, in alliance with the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). The grant will help to cover salaries, promotional material and financial costs incurred by local waste management and reuse projects.

Poots said: “I am genuinely impressed with the often pioneering and highly effective work of the community and voluntary sector in seeking to find ways to minimise waste and boost recycling and reuse across Northern Ireland.

“I am convinced, however, that more can be done and I am keen to assist. I would encourage all those that are eligible to put forward innovative projects to help improve resource efficiency, divert waste from landfill and meet EU targets.”

The deadline for applications for the grant is 22 September.

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