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Environmental Special Grants

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) purpose and (b) value was of each special grant awarded to City of York council for environmental purposes since 1997. (78947)

[holding answer 20 June 2006]: As well as the annual funding allocation under Environmental, Protective and Cultural Services (EPCS) block of the revenue support grant, City of York council has received a number of additional grants from DEFRA to support improvements in local waste management, provide household incentives for recycling and develop kerbside recycling and composting. The following table shows the breakdown of the funds provided and projects supported.

Funding type

Funding description

Funding start date

Funding end date

Funding amount (£)

Local Authority Support Unit Direct Consultancy Support

Procurement: partnership development

1 April 2004

31 March 2005

36,015

National Waste Minimisation and Recycling Fund (Round 3)

Recycling centre project: household waste recycling centre

1 April 2004

31 March 2006

350,000

Grant to relieve spending pressures

Grant to local authorities targeted to relieve spending pressures on waste management in 2004-05

1 April 2004

31 March 2005

50,700

Recycling awareness

Funding from the waste and resources action programme as a partner with North Yorkshire authorities in raise awareness of recycling

1 April 2004

31 March 2006

18,500

Waste Performance and Efficiency Grant

Capital: £82,006.62

145,790

Revenue: £63,782.92

Local Authority Support Unit Direct Consultancy Support

York and North Yorkshire Waste Management Partnership (YNYWMP) and Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy (JMWMS)–revision and development

1 April 2005

31 March 2006

72,182

Household Incentives

4 x 6 month pilot schemes: four incentive pilots for a six month period starting October 2005. All authorities will run the first two pilots but can elect to undertake the third and fourth

1 April 2005

31 March 2006

23,400

Waste Performance and Efficiency Grant

Capital: £193853

1 April 2006

31 March 2007

38,7705

Revenue: £193853

Waste Performance and Efficiency Grant

Capital: £203037

1 April 2007

31 March 2008

406,075

Revenue: £203037

It will take some time for the Department to gather information on any further special grants which have been awarded to City of York council for environmental purposes since 1997. I will write to the hon. Member with any additional information.