Waste Prevention Grant Scheme

The purpose of the Scheme

This grant is funded by the Community, Culture & Placemaking Directorate of Cork City Council as part of its Waste Prevention Programme and its commitments under the Southern Region Waste Management Plan 2015-2021 (Ref: Action Policies B.1.2 and B.2.).

This scheme aims to support Cork city groups to implement waste prevention, re-use and repair activities in their local community and to encourage partnership between local businesses, schools, charities, community and voluntary groups.

What is Waste Prevention?

Essentially waste prevention a process of re-thinking how we do things in order not to create waste. Preventing waste is about finding ways to keep items in use longer and not generating as much waste in the first place. It’s about:

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  • rethinking the way we do things;
  • redesigning the items we use;
  • repairing and reusing items;
  • building knowledge and skills in the community to facilitate repair and reuse;
  • changing attitudes and behaviour about what we buy and what we throw away;

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but most of all:

  • working together and thinking creatively to do something about it.

Waste Prevention Grants 2021

The following organisations received funding from the 2021 Waste Prevention Grant Scheme:

  • Bishopstown Community School
  • Churchfield Community Trust (Green Spine Initiative)
  • Churchfield Community Trust (Sli na Sláinte)
  • Cope Foundation
  • Cork Community Art Link
  • Cork Community Bikes
  • Cork Volunteer Centre CLG
  • Douglas Tidy Towns
  • Future Orchard
  • Glanmire Community School
  • Greenmount National School
  • Mayfield Integrated Community Development Project
  • Newbury House Family Centre CLG
  • Niche
  • North Monastery Secondary School
  • St Brendan’s Day Centre
  • St Paul’s School
  • St Stephens Sustainable Food Lab
  • Sunday's Well GNS
  • Upper Glanmire Community Association
  • Voice Ireland