Veolia and Haringey Council donate £5k to bolster grassroots initiatives across the borough

Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company, is delivering ecological transformation through its Sustainability Fund, supporting six grassroots projects chosen for their exemplary contribution to the local community and environment in Haringey this year.


The Sustainability Fund, launched by Veolia in 2021, has successfully supported over 260 projects with over £200,000 in just three years, empowering grassroots projects to make a positive and sustainable impact on their local communities, both socially and environmentally. 


Not-for-profit organisations, community groups and individuals were asked to apply to the Sustainability Fund with ideas that help transform their local community by enhancing biodiversity, promoting sustainable waste behaviours, protecting or preserving resources and the environment, or using recycled, reused or reclaimed materials. 


There are so many inspiring projects to choose from but here are some of the highlights from across the borough:


  • Go Green Month Haringey: Supporting events and workshops taking place with the aim of engaging communities to showcase who they are and what they do, with a focus on recycling and sustainability, challenging food poverty and contributing to employment and training
  • School Grounds Enhancement: Working with GrowN22 to transform internal and external verges on site at a local school into areas of biodiversity, via bulb and seed planting and creating wildflower meadows, aligned with educational workshops for the children
  • Boro Sole Savers: A project led by Haringey Borough Women’s FC to establish a local recycling hub for football boots and sports shoes to be either recycled or reused by the local community to enable their increased participation in sporting activities


Luke Newcombe, Managing Director of the GrowN22 C.I.C, said: 

Thanks to the award from the Veolia Sustainability Fund, GrowN22 will be installing a brand new community shed which will host a variety of gardening tools. The new tools will be for student usage via the Haringey Learning Partnership and will be shared with our gardening neighbours on Commerce Road N22. A massive thank you goes out to Veolia for enabling GrowN22 to further enhance the garden and grounds and for making this project happen!” 


Paul Peters, Senior Contracts Manager at Veolia Haringey said:

“We are very proud to be able to support these local projects and initiatives to help them achieve their environmental and sustainability goals, while making a real positive difference to the communities we are all a part of and whose environment we are striving to improve.”


If you have an idea, head to for more information about Veolia’s Sustainability Fund.


Applications will open again in Spring 2024.


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About Veolia


Veolia Group aims to become the benchmark company for ecological transformation. Present on five continents with nearly 220,000 employees, the Group designs and deploys useful, practical solutions for the management of water, waste and energy that are contributing to a radical turnaround of the current situation. Through its three complementary activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, to preserve available resources and to renew them. In 2022, the Veolia group provided 111 million inhabitants with drinking water and 97 million with sanitation, produced 44 terawatt hours of energy and recovered 61 million tonnes of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 42 885 million euros in 2022.


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