The Pembrokeshire Remakery is one of the projects set to benefit from more than £1 million through the Welsh Government’s Landfill Disposals Tax Community Scheme (LDTCS). A total of 27 projects across Wales will receive Grant Awards in the first round of funding raised by the scheme.
The Pembrokeshire Remakery based in Haverfordwest has been awarded £49,900. This money will support the Remakery as they work to raise awareness and educate people to be able to mend and repair, and reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
Speaking about the award Nicky Middleton – Jones said: “We started the Green Shed Remakery project in July 2018 with LEADER funding and have been overwhelmed with donations for us to repair and sell in our eco reuse outlet at the Green Shed. The Landfill Disposal Tax fund will help us develop the project further and help us to help local communities change their relationship with household items by giving them the opportunity to learn how to fix them before they reach the end of their lifespan. The appetite for learning is growing locally and many people are booking for our regular one to one learning sessions. We have ambitious plans for 2019 developing Repair Cafes, specialised repair workshops and we will be running more of the very popular ‘Love Your Bicycle’ sessions.”
The Welsh Government established the Landfill Tax Community Scheme to support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by disposals to landfill. It is funded by the new Welsh Landfill Disposals Tax (LDT) which replaced UK Landfill Tax in April 2018. LDT is a tax on the disposal of waste to landfill and is charged by weight.
It is the first time that money raised from the Landfill Disposals Tax has been used to support a bespoke Welsh funding scheme.
Successful projects focusing on the environment, wildlife, reuse, biodiversity and waste management will receive funding of up to £50,000 each. The scheme is a new funding programme managed by WCVA.
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