Veolia donates record £6m to community projects

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Peat bogs at Little Woolden Moss

Veolia Environmental Trust donated a record £6 million to English communities and environmental initiatives in the last financial year.

Over 100 projects at community buildings, woodlands and nature reserves, playgrounds and public parks received the funding, which contributed towards conservation and running costs.

This included £780,000 to help preserve and restore UK peat bogs, acquiring a 98 acre piece of land in Derbyshire to create new woodland and £250,000 towards a new wheeled sports activity centre in Watford.

Kevin Hurst, chief commercial officer at Veolia UK and trustee of the Veolia Environmental Trust, said: “We have a real opportunity to make a huge impact in the communities where we are based, and to resident’s lives.

This latest funding highlights the benefits the Trust can deliver for both communities and the environment. I'm very pleased that our contribution over the last year has helped turn more than 100 key local projects into reality."

Set up in 1997 under the Landfill Communities Fund, the trust supports a wide range of projects throughout England and has contributed over £82 million to support 2,354 grants to projects.

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