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Local community groups told recycle more and win cash

More local community groups are being encouraged to increase their recycling levels for a chance to win a cash boost.

The Barons Court Project, a drop-in centre which helps the homeless, is now £2,500 better off after scooping the first community group prize in Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s Golden Ticket prize draw.

The competition, which offers a cash incentive to encourage residents in H&F to recycle more, still has two prize draws remaining and project manager of the Barons Court Project, Michael Angus, is urging local community groups to get involved.

“We were delighted to win because it is unrestricted funds at a time when our budget for next year looked challenging, so it is really welcome,” he said.

“It is really important for us all to recycle because it is good for our carbon footprint and reduces the waste that has to be sorted and disposed of, so everyone should take part.”

Mr Angus said the Barons Court Project shared posters on recycling and installed a composter to meet the competition criteria.

He added the prize money would be put towards the group’s general costs and to run a life skills training session to explain to service users the benefits of recycling and reducing waste.

A separate prize draw also runs alongside the community group draw, for individual residents, with 20 top prizes of £250 cash. Any resident whose ‘golden ticket’ with their contact details on is found in their clear recycling sack along with their recyclable waste will be entered into the draw.

This competition has now closed

The Barons Court Project is funded by Hammersmith & Fulham Council and the NHS.