EnviroGrant Winners Spring 2024 Announced

Groups receive share of £15,000 grant fund for projects




This Spring, Veolia Shropshire and Shropshire Council have once again teamed up to offer £15,000 in funding to community groups and clubs. The EnviroGrant scheme has now distributed £30,000 to organizations across the county.

An awards ceremony was held at Shirehall.  Nineteen successful community groups attended where they received their awards and spoke about their individual projects.



Community groups across Shropshire have benefitted from grants totalling £15,000 as part of Veolia’s popular Envirogrant scheme. Run in conjunction with Shropshire Council, the scheme offers money to projects which benefit the local community or the environment.


The grants were handed out at a special ceremony hosted by Veolia, the UK leader in resource management, and Shropshire Council. Nineteen groups were awarded grants of up to £1,000 and were able to showcase their projects during the event at Shirehall in Shrewsbury.


Nearly 50 entries were submitted for Envirogrants. Projects which received funding this year included money to plant new trees and hedges at Bridgnorth Rugby Club, a freezer for Shrewsbury Food Hub and the creation of a wetland area in Grinshill.


Applications for the next round of Envirogrant will open in the Autumn. Details can be found on the Veolia Shropshire website at https://www.shropshire.veolia.co.uk/ 

Steve Mitchell, Regional Director for Veolia said: “The Envirogrant scheme really fits in with Veolia’s mission to be the leader and driving force towards Ecological Transformation - indeed many of these projects will help us to deliver that. I am sure that the grants we are making will make a significant difference across Shropshire. We are delighted to be able to contribute to such a diverse range of projects”

Cllr Roy Aldcroft, Shropshire Council said: “ This presentation was a great opportunity to meet and listen to descriptions of  community environmental projects across our county. Volunteers from all over the county  gathered at Shirehall to share their experiences and have grants totalling £15,000 donated to their work by Veolia. Nineteen successful applicants  were very pleased to receive a part of this generous grant scheme. I would like to thank Veolia for their hospitality and supporting activities in Shropshire by funding the grant scheme”

Envirogrant explained:

As part of its recycling and waste service Veolia delivers in partnership with Shropshire Council, the company gives £15,000 to support the local community each year. Each group can apply for up to £1,000 for their project. Projects range from creating forest schools, vegetable plots, upcycling projects to starting climate change cafes. The full list of this year’s recipients can be found below.


Lower Bush Farm CIC

SEND Forest School improvements

Harlescott PCC Church of the Holy Spirit 

Enhancing the Memorial Garden and surrounds

The Historic England Foundation. Flaxmill Maltings

Flax to Fibre Plot

Cleobury Country Ltd

Wooden Planter Restock

Dorrington Village Hall

Dorrington Community Garden Polytunnel

Friends of Stanmore Country Park

Enabling Conservation Work at Stanmore Country Park

Bridgnorth Rugby Club Trading Ltd

Bridgnorth RFC Trees & Hedges

The Shrewsbury Furniture Scheme

Up-Cycling Project

Restoring Shropshire's Verges Project

Restoring Hope Bowdler Verges

Jenna Blair Yoga Community

The Connection Garden

MakeSpace Arts & Well-Being CIC

Studio Garden

BizEd Projects CIC

Climate Cafes for Young People

Grinshill Parish Council

Creation of a Wetland Area at Corbett Wood, Grinshill

Parish Council of Stoke upon Tern

Reflecting with Nature

Shropshire Wildlife Trust Whitchurch Branch

Access Greenfields

Whitchurch Waterway Trust 

Whitchurch Canal & Countryside Project

Bridgnorth Community Garden project

BCGP and St Marys School

Lovelyland Ltd

Free Community Climate Change Workshops

Shrewsbury Food Hub

Operation Chill (freezer)