Flats Recycling Fund


What is the Flats Recycling Grant Fund?

This grant offers funding to groups who are committed to helping Sutton to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle waste in flats across the borough. The aim is to encourage, inspire and embolden residents to increase their participation in and help improve waste minimisation practices where they live. This fits into Sutton’s ongoing waste targets, which you can find out about in our Waste Minimisation Strategy and our wider Climate Emergency and Environment Strategy.  

Eligible groups will be able to submit bids for the funding of new projects that reduce residual waste, improve recycling and reduce contamination. Such projects could be interventions including improving infrastructure, community engagement and behaviour change.

We particularly encourage applications which are inclusive, promote community development, support mental and physical wellness, and tackle racism or climate change.

Who can apply?

This grant is open to bids for funding from managing agents, residents associations, local charities, voluntary, community and self-help groups who are committed to helping Sutton to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in flats across the borough. Applicants must be registered as an organisation and be linked to the flats they are proposing the project for. 

Please download and read all the below guidance documents to ensure you meet the criteria before moving on to “Apply” 

If you would like to discuss your project, please contact us - we will be happy to help. You can email sustainability@sutton.gov.uk and reference “Flats Recycling Fund” in the title. 

Application Pack

  • In the Grant Guidance Document you will find everything you need to develop your application, including the application process, criteria it must meet, reporting requirements and time frames involved. It is important that you thoroughly read this document and make sure your organisation and your project meets the requirements listed. 
  • We have written up a Methods of Evaluation sheet which will help you decide whether it’s possible to record sufficient data or feedback from your proposed project which you can add to your application. 
  • The Waste Services Survey is required as part of the application, but can also help you discover any issues and barriers to effective waste management in your flats. This can be downloaded and printed for you to complete on site. 


  • If you think your project meets our criteria, click below to start the application form. Please note that the form can’t be saved, so please have all the information listed in the Grant Guidance Document ready to submit.