Applications for the 2017 Eco Fund are now closed.
The Eco Fund was launched in 2008 when we led the way in recycling by levying a 5p charge on one-trip carrier bags in an attempt to reduce the number used. In the first year alone, bag consumption was cut by an astonishing 90%.
The funds raised each year from bag sales are distributed to worthy local projects that protect and regenerate our local environment.
Since 2008, we have paid out over £280,000 to help with environmental causes in the islands.
The 2017 Eco Fund
The 2017 Eco Fund was able to support the following local recipients who received donations accodingly:
|Organisation / project||Donation||Island|
|St Peter's School||£800||Jersey|
|The National Trust for Jersey||£1,000||Jersey|
|Reusable nappy demo kits||£390.16||Jersey|
|Oakward Patients Amenity Fund||£1,000||Jersey|
|Birds on the Edge||£2,000||Jersey|
|Guernsey Beekeeping Association||£1,600||Guernsey|
|St Mary & St Michael Catholic Primary School||£433||Guernsey|
|Alderney Wildlife Trust||£1,128||Alderney|
|Guernsey Blind Association||£1,600||Guernsey|
|La Hougette School||£1,000||Guernsey|
|3rd Guernsey Scout Group||£1,500||Guernsey|
|Acorn Reuse Centre||£1,500||Jersey|
|Guernsey Pollinator Project||£1,000||Guernsey|
|iBats - Bat Conservation Society||£1,500||Jersey|
How we've helped previous projects
You can find out more about the projects that we've helped - including Guernsey's GSPCA and a dolphin observation project in Jersey - by watching the videos below.
The Alderney Wildlife Trust no longer needs to rely on volunteers using their own telescopes after a Co-op donation
Scout group to develop a community wildlife playground thanks to The Channel Islands Co-operative Society
THE sale of carrier bags at Society stores are providing more than £16,000 in funding for 15 environmental projects