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 November 2016 to 31 January 2017.
The three good causes are:
ABC to Read (Assisting Berkshire Children)
ABC to Read is a charity that provides mentoring of primary school children struggling to read. We need new books and games for the children.
College Town Junior School Recycling
The school will use the money donated to purchase recycling bins to help promote the recycling within the school and encourage the children.
2nd Bracknell Girls' Brigade
Girls aged 5 to 18 meet every Wednesday to make friends, enjoy fun and learn life skills. We are fundraising to help buy new uniforms.
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.