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Western Riverside Environmental Fund

The Western Riverside Environmental Fund (WREF) has provided grants to environmental projects in the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth and Wandsworth since 1999.

To date, over £4 million has been awarded to over 230 projects.

The fund, which is a partnership between the Western Riverside Waste Authority and Groundwork UK, utilises landfill tax credits arising from waste handled by the Authority's waste transfer stations at Smugglers Way, Wandsworth and Cringle Dock, Battersea. Cory Environmental also makes contributions to the fund.

Projects that have received WREF funding include improvements to communal areas around housing estates, works within parks and green spaces, green roofs and educational facilities. Further case studies can be found here.

WREF'S final round of funding is now open for projects that work with local communities to promote environmental improvements in the four boroughs listed above. Applicants are asked to describe in their applications what works their project would consist of if they were awarded £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000.

The Application Window is now open from the 7th January to the 7th February 2019.

For more information, please see the WREF website, including application forms.

For project specific queries, please contact the WREF Programmes Officer:

londonprogrammes@groundwork.org.uk / 020 7239 1292

WREF is part of the Landfill Communities Fund and is subject to Landill Tax Regulations as set by Entrust.

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