Camden charities bag £5,000 from recycling residents

Five Camden charities received a total of £5,000 from Camden Council’s recycling rewards scheme recently.

The scheme – which rewards Camden residents for recycling and encourages them to recycle more – has been running for a year and is managed by Local Green Points. Every six months, a pot of £5,000 is divided between five Camden charities. Scheme members vote for the charity they want to win the ‘green points’ they earn by recycling. This is the second time this year that £5,000 that has been divided between the charities.

Members allocated this pot of £5,000 across the charities as follows:

  • Santé Refugee Mental Health Action project £2,500
  • Home Start Camden £1,500,
  • The Calthorpe Project £500
  • Holborn Community Association and Clean Break £250 each.

Mayor of Camden, Councillor Richard Cotton, who presented the cheques said: “I am delighted that Camden residents are able to support local charities by recycling more.”

Five new charities, nominated by Camden residents, will benefit from two further pots of £5,000 over the next year. The five new charities are:

  • Cancer Research
  • Castlehaven Community Association
  • Little Village Camden
  • MIND
  • NW5 Community Play Project.
Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for Improving Camden's Environment
“This scheme is a fantastic way to support our local community organisations and do something good for the borough. Residents who recycle are doing so much for our local environment and through their donations are supporting the local community as well. A huge thank you to Camden residents who recycle and take part in the scheme. I hope that many more will join up.” 
Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for Improving Camden's Environment

Ruth Appleton from Santé said, “We are so grateful to all those in the local community who voted for us. These donations are so important for our organisation and will allow us to keep supporting refugees and asylum seekers to receive the help they need and gain equal access to essential services.”

Each month the top recycler in each of five areas of Camden wins vouchers for £30.

For further information: Contact Almaz Gaere at Local Green Points on [email protected] or call 020 7326 5055