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Suez funds community projects

Waste management company, Suez, announced more than $165,000 in funding last month for groups working to improve local communities and the environment.

Sixteen community groups, schools and organisations from across Australia have secured funds as part of the 2018 Suez Community Grants Program, which provides individual grants of up to $15,000.

Water saving measures, sustainable gardens, recycling education programs, youth sustainability networks and innovative community resource sharing initiatives are among this year’s successful projects.

Suez Australia and New Zealand CEO, Mark Venhoek, said the company sees supporting grassroots organisations and projects as crucial in helping communities and their local environments thrive.

“Every year we are inundated with applications from right across the country, from Western Australia to the East Coast, for an incredibly diverse range of sustainable projects,” said Venhoek.

“It’s inspiring and heartening to see such dedication to building strong and connected communities, creating a groundswell for sustainable living practices and supporting the circular economy. We look forward to seeing how this year’s recipients put the grants to work to grow the impact of their initiatives,” he said.

Since it commenced in 2014, the Suez Community Grants program has provided more than $740,000 to organisations across Australia that are contributing to stronger communities and a healthier environment.

“We are always blown away by the depth of what’s happening out there in our communities, and it’s a real privilege to be able to continue to support that important work,” said Venhoek.

In October, commercial vehicle manufacturer, IVECO, said that Suez was among a select group of operators to trial the new Stralis X-Way.

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