Recycling service providers are being encouraged by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to apply for funding of up to £67,000 to help more Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to recycle. The aim of the new Funding Support Scheme is to help recycling service providers to develop and expand their services to SMEs for projects of between three and 12 months. WRAPs SME recycling programme manager Liz Morrish said: Research has shown that many SMEs currently find it difficult to access appropriate recycling services for the waste materials they generate and the result is that much of their waste goes to landfill. The Funding Support Scheme aims to encourage more recycling service providers to develop their services to meet the needs of SMEs, most of which are keen to recycle. Projects eligible for funding include a combination of activities such as taking on extra staff to expand collection rounds or providing additional collection sacks and bins to reach more customers. Applications for the scheme are now open and will close in April 2008. WRAP are encouraging service providers to apply early to the scheme to ensure that their application forms are in as soon as possible and avoid disappointment. For further information on the Funding Support Scheme please visit www.wrap.org.uk/smefunding.