Funding Opportunities

This is the Government’s new Litter Innovation Fund.

This is a pot of £450,000 available in £10k tranches that can be used to finance the development of “new  methods and approaches of [reducing litter and littering] that have not been tried and tested before*, which have potential to be implemented more widely if proven effective”.

Key requirements

  • Only eligible to England-based projects
  • Must fall into one of education, enforcement strategies or infrastructure categories
  • Could use one of any number of approaches such as incentives, working together or technology
  • *Must be a new “idea” or one that is enhanced/improved or tailored for a particular area or issue
  • You must provide matched funding – 10% for 3rd sector, 50% for SMEs (but this can be in kind)
  • Not available to large enterprises or individuals

So what sort of things could your organisation or group do:

  1. Train volunteer park/beach patrols on how to engage with potential litters and deploy them
  2. Display nearest bin street signs on lamp and signposts around your town
  3. Deploy micro-bins along your high street or at transition points (bus stops/train stations)
  4. Put tailored positive and normative signs signs in parks and other public spaces
  5. Experiment with pop up bins and pennants next to sports pitches during football matches
  6. Get your Council to subscribe to our collection of litter-related tweets and monitor social media response

All of which will mean that any signs or equipment you’ll have bought will have been heavily subsidised by the fund.

The date by which Expressions of Interest need to be submitted is 26 Sept 2017 and so you should get cracking if you have an idea or want to collaborate with a local SME or other organisation.


This funding application process is now open – apply online at

Knowsley Better Together – The Deal with the Social Sector


A message from the Leader of the Council

Knowsley Council is committed to working with its social sector partners to build a more sustainable and resilient community for the benefit of all our residents. As the Leader of the Council, I am personally championing this agenda and look forward to a more productive and better relationship with the social sector as we all have the same objectives. The ‘deal’ we are promoting together will help us get to where we collectively want to be in the future. I hope the information on our website provides a one stop shop of all the information, guidance, contacts and news that we will all need. .                

Andy Moorhead                                      David Parr
Leader of the Council                             Chair – Knowsley Community
and Voluntary Services  

Knowsley Better Together

Through Knowsley Better Together, the council will work more closely with residents, partners, businesses and the voluntary sector than ever before.  This will be achieved through a series of informal deals, outlining what the council will do and what others need to do in order to achieve a shared goal.  By pooling resources and expertise, we know that we will have a greater impact.

Knowsley’s Deal with the Social Sector

A key part of Knowsley Better Together will be providing access to funding for our social sector partners. We have listened to your views and are committed to working with you to deliver goals that we have in common. Details of the fund are as follows:

·         £700,000 one-off to invest in the social sector in total

·         The fund will be for the benefit of Knowsley residents only

·         A maximum allocation of £10,000 to any one organisation / community group

·         Proposals will be sought in August / September 2017 and March 2018

·         Panels will be used to allocate the funds to partners

·         The fund will be managed internally by Knowsley Council

·         The amounts to be awarded will vary between £1,000 and £10,000

·         £700,000 will be allocated as the Knowsley Better Together Fund, of which:

·         £200,000 will be for education focused on attendance, attainment and aspiration

·         £200,000 will be for health and wellbeing focused on mental health, obesity and domestic abuse

·         £200,000 will be for adult social care focused on dementia, reducing social isolation and promoting independence

·         £100,000 will be for business growth, jobs and housing  


The council will continually work with partners, residents and the social sector to develop individual informal deals in order to clearly outline responsibilities to achieve a shared goal.  As these deals develop, they will be published on this page.

If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved, please email uk
You can apply for the Better Together funding here – click here to be directed to an online application