Core Funding

24 January 2002

CYLCH is a membership organisation which aims to promote sustainable waste management practice in Wales through education and practical action by - helping new and existing recycling projects to develop; helping keep community recycling groups in touch with each other and representing our members' interests in discussion with government - at both national and local levels.


Contact: Dewi Smith

Subject: Major funding announcement
Embargo: immediate

Cylch have today received funding from the National Assembly of Wales that will provide its core funding to April 2004.

This is a major recognition by the NAW of the significant part to be played by the community sector in delivering a waste strategy for Wales. Cylch will now be able to work alongside its public and private sector partners to ensure that best practice is followed as Wales embarks on this new and exciting era in waste management.

Sue Essex AM, by announcing this funding, has set a president that is an example to the world and it is now up to the people of Wales to demonstrate our ability to work together and use the funding wisely.

The partnership government in Wales are showing a commitment to the Community sector and endorsing the importance of Cylch’s close relationship with Local Authorities in Wales through the Welsh Local Government Association.

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NAW – Press Release

Press Releases by Date
Sue Essex announces funding boost for Community Recycling
Cylch, the community recycling network in Wales, has received Welsh Assembly Government funding of £270,000, Minister for Environment Sue Essex announced today (Thursday 24 January). Announcing the funding, Ms Essex said: "The Welsh Assembly Government is setting challenging targets for increasing the amount of municipal waste we recycle and compost, as set out in our draft Waste Strategy for Wales. "Community recycling groups across Wales have a vital contribution to make in minimising and recycling waste. I am delighted to announce this funding, which will help Cylch to continue the co-ordination of the valuable work undertaken by such groups, by providing valuable advice and support.
"The funding will also help Cylch facilitate partnerships with local authorities and businesses. I attach considerable importance to the partnership approach as a means of improving our recycling performance.
"The community recycling sector has a proven track record in its ability to initiate local re-use and recycling schemes and provide work and training through a range of social projects. "Community recycling also plays an important role in educating the public and raising awareness about waste issues. This will be of fundamental importance if the Assembly’s waste policies are to be delivered."