The Royal Society for Nature Conservation (RSNC) and the New Opportunities Fund (NOF) are joining forces for a second multi-million pound funding initiative – the Community Recycling and Economic Development (CRED) scheme, created from £35.2 million of National Lottery money through the New Opportunities Fund’s Transforming Waste Programme.The partnership was forged in April 2001 when RSNC and the New Opportunities Fund launched the successful £15.3m Social, Economic and Environmental Development (SEED) Programme, targeting disadvantaged communities throughout England.The CRED scheme will make £35.2m of lottery money available to community-based organisations delivering recycling, reuse and composting projects across England, striving to establish new schemes in areas where they do not exist, expand existing programmes and increase the amount of material recycled, reused or composted. Advertisement Howard Lake | 27 January 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Education and awareness raising activities will play a vital role in achieving these goals, and projects will also be expected to engage with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life and provide sustainable management resources. The scheme will offer grants of £50,000 to £300,000 to not-for-profit organisations.As the lead partner, RSNC will bring together a consortium of organisations in the scheme, with a track record of developing and implementing community waste projects, grant-giving, waste regulating and local authority waste recycling. These partners are Community Composting Network, Community Recycling Network, CREATE UK, Environment Agency, Furniture Recycling Network, Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC), London Community Recycling Network and Waste Watch.Part of the programme, managed by the Community Recycling Network, will involve a Business Support Team delivering support and advice to potential and successful applicants. The team will also facilitate open days and visits to projects demonstrating best practice. The Transforming Waste Programme is part of a larger initiative, Transforming Communities, that is bringing £149m of National Lottery money to environment projects throughout the UK. Transforming Your Space and Renewable Energy programmes are the other parts of Transforming Communities. Michael Singh, Executive Director, RSNC, said: The CRED scheme will provide the community waste sector with the fantastic opportunity of building on its already recognised contribution to achieving Government’s waste strategy targets. The scheme will enable RSNC and the consortium to work closely with the sector to benefit disadvantaged communities and the environment. We take our responsibilities very seriously and will ensure that this considerable sum of lottery money will be used to maximum effect.Anyone requesting a CRED scheme application pack should contact the New Opportunities Fund on 0845 0000 121. £35.2 million Lottery scheme for transforming waste launched About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.