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The Western Riverside Environmental Fund

The Western Riverside Environmental Fund (WREF) is inviting applications.

WREF funds projects that work with local communities to promote environmental improvements and sustainable waste management in Lambeth, Wandsworth, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea. Grants are usually offered in the range of £5,000 - £25,000 with flexibility to approve higher amounts in exceptional circumstances.

The fund is managed by Groundwork in London. For all queries regarding the fund or for advice on submitting the application please contact the WREF Programmes Officer, Tom Nickels, at Groundwork on or email .

From this page you are able to download the information pack and the Expression of Interest form. The information pack contains:

Information pack [PDF : 132KB]

Expression of Interest [Word : 85KB]

Please note that submitting the Expression of Interest form is the first stage of the application. If you are successful at this stage you will be sent a Supplementary Data form that you will be asked to complete and submit by the deadline.

The WREF was set up in April 1999 as a partnership between the Western Riverside Waste Authority and Groundwork. To date, over £2 million has been made available to environmental projects within the boroughs of Lambeth, Wandsworth, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea.

The fund utilises landfill tax credits arising from household rubbish and other waste handled by the Authority?s waste transfer stations at Smugglers Way, Wandsworth and Cringle Dock, Battersea. Contributions to the fund have been made by Landfill Operators ? Cory Environmental.