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Good causes

How the good causes scheme works

Nominations are open all the time. Every 3 months all the eligible causes 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.

The current round of donations runs from 1 May 2021 to 31 July 2021.

Current good causes

The 3 good causes are:

Youth Council:

"Bracknell Forest Youth Council facilitate Make Your Mark, it is an opportunity for 11 to 18 year olds across the UK to have their say, by voting on the policies they want to introduce or change. In 2019 the top issue nationally and locally was ‘Protect the Environment’. The Youth Council members started to do litter picks in local parks. They use their social media platforms to promote what they are doing and encourage other young people to use their energy and passion to change the world for the better."

Sandhurst Counselling Services:

"The Sandhurst Counselling Services is a long-established independent charity offering professional counselling to those suffering mental distress and anguish. We provide one-to-one counselling, free at the point of need. The money raised will help us to continue, extend and adapt our services particularly in light of the pandemic and the impact on mental health."

St Paul's Child Contact Centre Bracknell:

"Our Child Contact Centre opens twice a month, offering a safe and neutral environment run by volunteers where children can meet with a parent who no longer lives with them. We would like to buy some more toys and games for the children to enjoy with their parent."

How to donate your points

To donate your recycling reward points to any of these causes, log in to your account.

A point counts as a vote, rather than a monetary value. The scheme is sponsored and currently £1,000 is available to be split between the good causes every 3 months. When the donation period ends, the points total is recorded and £1,000 is split between the 3 causes. The funds are split in proportion to the points donated to each cause.

The good causes scheme is currently being sponsored by our waste collection contractor SUEZ.

If you are interested in sponsoring the scheme please fill in the incentive scheme enquiry form.

Nominating a good cause

To nominate a group or cause to be a good cause in the next round, please fill in the incentive scheme enquiry form.

All good causes must:

  • be independent local organisations operating in Bracknell Forest with no direct fiscal links to a national body seeking to do something to the benefit of the local community or the environment (either in whole or in part)
  • not be individuals, or financially supported political or religious purposes
  • be not for profit
  • not currently grant or otherwise funded by Bracknell Forest Council
  • not have benefited from the recycling incentive scheme good cause fund in the last 3 years