The scheme is operated by Veolia Environmental Services, Southwark Council’s recycling and waste partner. The community scheme is currently in its second year and by the end of 2012 Veolia’s EnviroGrant will have donated around £5,550 to projects across Southwark.
The next community project Veolia will be providing funds and manpower for is the creation of a sensory garden for the Whippersnappers playgroup in Dulwich Park. Once completed, the area will be fully wheelchair accessible, have a pet area, a sensory area with plants and seating and it will have a soft play surface so that children can play safely.
Other EnviroGrant projects taking place later in the year include:
- Give and take events for the East Dulwich Community Centre
- Mosaic board games for St John’s Walworth Primary School
- Building a community garden for growing vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers for Nelson Community Garden
Fabrice Bouchon, general manager for Veolia Environmental Services in Southwark said: “We had many wonderful projects applying for this grant and it was very hard to whittle it down to the final winners; however I’m pleased to say we have some fantastic and well deserved community projects chosen for this year. I’d also like to take this opportunity to encourage other community projects in Southwark to apply for this great scheme for 2013’.
For more information about EnviroGrant click here.
Veolia Environmental Services provide waste management and recycling services on behalf of Southwark Council as part of a 25 year PFI contract. The company’s fully integrated strategy includes waste minimisation, collection, transfer, recycling, composting, pre-treatment and disposal.
Veolia Environmental Services, part of the Veolia Environnement Group, is the UK’s leading waste management company. With a sizeable presence throughout the UK, mainland Europe and the world, Veolia Environmental Services employs 85,600 people worldwide, servicing more than 73 million customers in 33 countries. (Source: Human resources data 2009)
Veolia Environmental Services is the only global provider of a full range of services for handling hazardous and non-hazardous solid and liquid waste. It provides waste management and logistics services as well as materials recovery and recycling. Veolia Environmental Services generated revenue of €9.05 billion in 2009.
Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) is the worldwide reference in environmental services. The company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in four complementary segments: water management, waste management, energy management and freight and passenger transportation. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of €34.5 billion in 2009.
Further information can be obtained by visiting the websites: www.veolia.co.uk