Recycling organisation unveils grant scheme

A new community grants scheme has been unveiled by Waihemo Wastebusters, the Palmerston recycling organisation, on its 10th anniversary.

Chairman Pat Shannon said a grant, or grants, of up to $5000, might be made this year.

Funds for the community grants scheme will come from the Waihemo Wastebusters ``re-use'' shop in Palmerston, according to the funds available each year.

The reuse shop in Tiverton St, Palmerston, had been a ``financial success'' last year, thanks to the shop staff and volunteers, Mr Shannon said at its annual meeting last month.

Applications may be made for projects in the Palmerston-Waihemo area between Shag Point, Goodwood and Macraes to applicants or causes which align to the objectives of Waihemo Wastebusters, including

reducing personal and community waste and encouraging waste minimisation and resource recovery, and facilitating a better understanding in the community, including in youth, of how the Waihemo community can respond constructively to sustainable resources and energy by improving access to scientifically based information and promoting the Waihemo community as part of a district pilot scheme model in New Zealand.

Written applications for grants should be made to Waihemo Wastebusters by June 30.


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