Deadline extended to get help for green projects

The deadline for applications for funding to help with local environmental projects has been extended to February 18th.

This is to give more people a chance to benefit from a special fund which has helped a range of schemes including a social supermarket, allotment group for people with learning difficulties and cookery sessions for children in foster care.

The Renewi Corporate Social Responsibility Fund supports communities surrounding the BDR Waste Partnership’s award-winning waste treatment facility at Manvers, helping up to four projects a year through volunteer time and/or money.

Eligible schemes can apply for up to £3,000 if they are within 3.5km (as the crow flies) of the Manvers facility and up to £1,000 if they are further away but still within Barnsley, Doncaster or Rotherham council areas.

Renewi Community Education Liaison Officer, Abi Reid, said: “We aim to be a good neighbour and make a positive contribution to the local community.  In addition to making more from waste, we want to help the communities we serve more broadly and we hope that initiatives we support through the Fund will contribute to making them healthier and happier places to live”.

Application forms and an information sheet are available on the BDR Waste Partnership website at and  Please note the new deadline is Friday, 18th February.

Note to Editors: The facility at Manvers is part of the Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham (BDR) Waste Partnership.  It processes around a quarter of a million tonnes of leftover waste a year from 340,000 homes across Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham, turning it into useful products rather than sending it to landfill.

For further information contact Abi Reid or Rebecca Wilson on 07814 302297 or or


Published: 31st January 2022