Recycling incentive scheme - good causes
You can recycle your recycling rewards points for a cash donation to a local good cause. For more information on the recycling incentive scheme and how to earn reward points please visit our recycling incentive scheme page.
How to nominate
Nominations are open all the time. Every 3 months all the eligible nominations will be put into a draw. The 3 successful ones will be contacted and all unsuccessful nominations will be carried forward to the next draw. Please use our good cause nomination form to make your nomination.
How to donate
If you are a recycling rewards scheme member you can donate your reward points online from your account to one or more of the three good causes listed below any time. To do this please log into your account.
When the donation period ends, the points total will be recorded and £1,000 will be split between the three causes. The funds will be split in proportion to the points donated to each good cause. Please remember points don't mean pounds, points mean a percentage of the £1,000 pot. The good causes scheme is being sponsored by our waste collection contractor, SUEZ.
How does the good causes scheme work?
All the nominated good causes, which are eligible, go into a draw. Three causes are picked out at random ready for donations.
The current round of donations runs from 1 January 2017 to 28 April 2017.
The three good causes are:
1st Jennett's Park Scout Group
Scouts provide a safe, fun environment. This will help purchase camping equipment for camps and activities so the scouts can develop both educationally and spiritually.
Age Concern Bracknell Forest
Donations will help the regular Get Together events, which offer subsidised activities for older people who would otherwise have little or no social contact.
Wednesday Welcome Club (WWC)
The WWC is a voluntary organisation that provides cheerful monthly social occasions for its members who may be lonely, disabled or housebound.
Criteria for good causes to be eligible for nomination
Before making your nomination please make sure the good cause is eligible according to the criteria.
The criteria are:
- nominated projects must be within Bracknell Forest borough with no direct links to any national body
- they do not have to be a registered charity
- no individuals, private schools, political or religious causes are eligible
- must be a not-for-profit organisation
- residents of Bracknell Forest nominate the good causes so the choice of causes to support was not made by the council
- funding will only be awarded to organisations not already grant funded by Bracknell Forest Council
- causes awarded money will not be eligible for nomination for 3 years - see list of causes awarded money in the last 3 years (PDF, 66kb)
Terms and conditions
Good cause details and what the money will be used for will be covered in the application process and no receipts will be required after the money is given.
The pot of money is split in proportion between the three causes. Reward points have no value, so the total points collected has no impact on the total money awarded.