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The Helping Hand Company have been manufacturing Litterpickers in Herefordshire since 1965 and we pride ourselves in supporting, local authorities, community groups schools, charities, not-for-profit organisations, landscape companies, waste contractors, distributors, housing associations and individuals to keep their local environment clean, green and tidy.

R&D driven, our range of litter clearance hand tool products deliver intelligent, comfortable and long lasting smarter solutions for better litter management Incorporating cutting edge technology, ergonomic design and high quality materials.

We are pleased to have received several International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice for our Community Engagement Initiatives, CIWM Guardians of Public Spaces and Keep Britain Tidy Business of the Year.

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“As an environmentally aware company, The Helping Hand Company is keen to support and improve their local community; its business, groups and schools in Ledbury and the wide community”

Examples of our Corporate Social Reponsiblity include:

  • An award winning ‘Love Ledbury’ campaign in partnership with Ledbury in Bloom.
  • Sponsoring, organising litterpicking activities (including product donations) in our local area.
  • Sponsorship our local roundabout and maintaining it.
  • Supporting clean up campaigns at a local, regional and national level – Great British Spring Clean, Clean Up Scotland, Clean for the Queen etc.
  • Supporting schools with environmental education packs and resources – Eco-Schools
  • Supporting volunteers with FREE case studies, litter guides and marketing support
  • Discounted equipment for volunteers, groups and environmental protection charities
  • Corporate sponsorship and rebate schemes with environmental protection charities; Keep Britain Tidy, Keep Wales Tidy, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, Marine Conservation Society, Clean Up Britain, LitterAction, Cleanup UK, Surfers Against Sewage and #2MINUTEBEACHCLEAN
  • Annual Sponsorship of Environmental Awards, including Chartered Institute of Wastes Management, Clean Britain Awards, Association of Public Service Excellence.


HH Environmental is passionate about making our world cleaner, greener and more sustainable.

Running a community clean-up is a fantastic way for local citizens to take responsibility for their neighbourhood.

Browse through this section of our website to pick up any hints and tips and find the kit that suits you best – we’ve designed them for all terrains and types of user!

Having supplied community groups with litterpicking equipment for decades, even Richard Branson, Kirsty Allsopp, Boris Johnson, The Duchess of Cambridge and Bill Oddie have all got involved!

We work very closely with our campaign partners Keep Britain Tidy, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, Keep Wales Tidy, Keep Scotland Beautiful, as well as Marine Conversation Society, #2MINUTEBEACHCLEAN, Cleanup UK and Clean Up Britain supporting local authorities, businesses, groups and environmental charities all over the United Kingdom, so if you would like some support in how to start a clean-up or what type of equipment you will need – we would love to help.

Our Environmental Sales Team can be reached on 01531 635678, we look forward to hearing from you.

TIDY-UP EQUIPMENT

To find out what equipment you need, from special kits for schools, rivers, beaches, or streets, check out our online shop. Helping Hand can personalise our kits for any campaign, with your logo, pledge or campaign message on. We also have a range of bespoke Keep Wales Tidy, Keep Britain Tidy and Keep Scotland Beautiful kit available.

We also run special offers throughout the year and ALWAYS have discounted equipment available for volunteer litter pickers, groups and environmental charities (upto 50% off our RRP). As the manufacturer of the products we will ALWAYS be able to offer you the best price for our equipment as well as the best tools. Please do call our sales team for further information on 01531 635678 or email sales@helpinghand.co.uk

YOUR CAMPAIGN

We support campaigns all over the UK.

We would love to hear about your initiative, just send your details to us via our Contact Us section of this website, we look forward to working with you. Check out our Newslitter section – there are lots of stories of other campaigns around the country!

Helping Hand also have a dedicated social media sites for our division where we post updates, community campaigns work and product testimonials – check us out!

Twitter @Litterpickers

Facebook Litterpickersuk

Instragram: HHEnvironmental

Did you know? Helping Hand Environmental are award winning for our community campaign work. We won several awards for our environmental work including – Keep Britain Tidy Business of the Year, CIWM Guardian of Public Spaces, a Green Hero and Green Apple awards.

We are also delighted to sponsor: Clean Britain Awards  http://www.cleanbritainawards.co.uk/community.php

FUNDING INFORMATION

To achieve environmental goals by running successful and sustainable clean-up campaigns, we unquestionably need the appropriate funding to make it all happen.

There are many funding routes already available, and new grants are frequently released. You will find that even though there are various funding titles and sources – through charitable trusts, lottery or local government for example – many can be applicable to clean-up campaigns. Good news for everyone!

It’s knowing where to find such grants, as well as how to apply for them, that can be the tricky part – and that’s where we come in!

Helping Hand run special offers throughout the year and ALWAYS have discounted equipment available for volunteer litter pickers, groups and environmental charities with limited budgets (upto 50% off our RRP). As the manufacturer of the products we will ALWAYS be able to offer you the best price for our equipment as well as the best tools however you will need to call us to find out more on 01531 635678.

Running a clean-up campaign and need that extra bit of money to make it as successful as possible?
Contact our Environment Team, they would be happy to help and point you in the right direction and support you in planning your clean up activity with our FREE Volunteer Litter Guide Toolkit full of useful hints and tips on how to conduct a successful event.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a community group; do I qualify for any discount?

We often support community groups in their clean up campaigns and have special discounted order forms for supporters of our environmental charities and for groups or schools with limited budgets. We have even donated products and took part in campaigns ourselves. We also gift aid back on the sale of our goods to national environmental chairities to support the good work they do. Please contact the Environment Team for the latest offers/special discounts. Call 01531 635678 or email sales@helpinghand.co.uk

I have a certain amount of people in my clean up group; how much equipment do I need?

We tailor make orders to certain sizes of groups. Our standard kits are available in singles, up to 10 people, or up to 30 people. You can store away and re-use the kit after every clean up, ensuring the equipment is there for you whenever you need it. We also supply equipment in single units – Whatever you need for your group we can supply you with the right equipment! What’s more we can also personalise our products to promote your campaign or group.

Please to do hesitate to call our Helping Hand Environmental today on 01531 635678.


Looking for Environmental Funding?

Catch up on the latest grants and funding available to support your community clean ups and Spring Clean campaigns.

CSV Action Earth empowers people in Scotland to make a positive difference to the quality of their lives. Grants of £250-£500 are available annually to run environmental activities which protect and enhance their local environment. Visit http://actionearth.csv.org.uk

Awards for All gives groups in England small Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000. They will fund a wide range of community projects aimed at developing skills, improving health, revitalising the local environment and enabling people to become more active citizens. Visit www.awardsforall.org.uk

WREN is a not-for-profit business that helps benefit the lives of people who live close to landfill sites by awarding grants for community, environmental conservation and heritage projects of between £2,000 and £10,000. Visit www.wren.org.uk

BUSINESS SUPPORT

Greggs Foundation have environmental grants available upto £2,000 for groups who are undertaking litterpicking activities.  Visit http://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/environmental-grants

Co-op had an new grant scheme available for Community Groups https://communities.centralengland.coop/community-funds/eligibility

Costa Coffee also support local environmental groups with litterpicking equipment and Costa volunteers for specific events – find your local store at https://community.costa.co.uk/ 

Certain John Lewis stores across the UK also have loan litter picking equipment available for community projects – it is worth going into your local store and speaking to the Community Manager to find out more.

McDonalds are very good in terms of support local initiatives with each store location. We would recommend going into your local store and speaking to the Planet Champion who will be able to help you further.

Another useful site is https://www.neighbourly.com/ which links businesses with charities and groups. Businesses such as M&S and Starbucks can be found there.

Our official partnership and affiliated organisation membership with Keep Britain Tidy – England leading and oldest environmental charity began in 2015, though we have worked in partnership since 2010.

As well as developing an official Keep Britain Tidy litterpicker and Keep Britain Tidy kits – we have worked with the charity as official equipment suppliers to the 2016 Clean for the Queen campaign, Big Tidy Up and most recently The Great British Spring Clean.

We were proud to win Business of the Year at the 2016 Keep Britain Tidy Network Awards and develop long lasting partnerships within their Eco-Schools, Rivercare and Beachcare programmes.

Are supporter of Keep Britain Tidy and need litter picking equipment? Visit the official Keep Britain Tidy shop where you can purchase our equipment and retro Keep Britain tidy goods http://www.keepbritaintidy.org/shop/1007

Or contact our sales team on 01531 635678 and quote KBTGROUP to receive yours suspporters discount!

For more information www.keepbritaintidy.org

Keep Wales Tidy is committed to improving the local environment and making Wales a better place to live.

Working with the charity since 2009, developing a long lasting partnership to help the charity improve environmental quality and behavioural change in Wales.

We have developed a bespoke Welsh Litterpicker – sponsored annual Tidy Wales Awards (in 2016 as headline sponsors), take part in Tidy Wales Week and Clean Coasts Week, How Quick Can you Pick initiatives to name but a few!

We are delighted to be working with Keep Wales Tidy and look forward to many more exciting campaigns together. Contact our sales team for more information about our partnership. Are you a supporter of Keep Wales Tidy? Don’t forget to quote KWTGROUP when placing your order online or with us directly on 01531 635678.

Official bilingual Keep Wales Tidy Order Form can be found here: Keep Wales Tidy Order Form

Official Keep Wales Tidy shop http://www.keepwalestidy.org/

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Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB) is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of life for the people and places of Scotland.

Our partnership since 2011 with Keep Scotland Beautiful has seen our business develop a bespoke Scottish Litterpicker, take part in the Glasgow 2012 Commonwealth Games, sponsor and supporter Clean Up Scotland initiatives and the prestigious Hero of the Month campaign .

We are delighted to be working with Keep Scotland Beautiful – Scotland leading environmental charity! Are you a supporter of Keep Scotland Beautiful? Don’t forget to quote KSBGROUP to get your supporters discount online or by calling 01531 635678

KSB Clean Up Scotland Order Form

KSB Eco Schools Order Form

http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/

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Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful (KNIB) is an environmental charity dedicated to making Northern Ireland a cleaner and more pleasant place to live, work and visit.

Our new partnership has seen our charity support successful initiatives including Adopt A Spot, Live Here Love Here, Big Spring Clean and 20th Anniversary of Eco-Schools.

What more we have also created an official Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful Litterpicker in partnership with the charity. To find out more about our partnership, our bespoke products please call our sales team on 01531 635678.

Don’t forgot to quote KNIBGROUP when placing your order!

Official Order Form can be found here

http://www.keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org/

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife.

The Helping Hand Company have been working with the charity since 2010 and are Silver Corporate Partners.

We annually engage and support the Great British Beach Clean and local beach cleaning activities with MCS Wales and Scotland offices as part of their school and community engagement programmes.

If you are a regular beach cleaner, supporter or Sea Champion for Marine Conservation Society and are looking for equipment, please use our discounted order form below or call our sales team on 01531 635678 quoting MCSGROUP for your partnership discount – we have a range of beach and river kit available for any budget.

Plus you can now order our official beach cleaning equipment directly from MCS Webshop

Our official MCS Order Form can be found here

http://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch

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Britain’s biggest litter pick a huge success

A quarter of a million litter-pick heroes took to the streets, parks and beaches over the weekend of the 4-6 March 2016, for the biggest anti-litter campaign the UK has ever seen.

The occasion was to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday and the result was a massive 300,000 bags of rubbish, containing enough litter to stretch from Land’s End to John O’Groats!

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who got stuck in! Helping Hand Environmental were super proud to be named official equipment suppliers to Clean for the Queen  and developed a range of kits and official Clean for the Queen GB livery litterpicker to mark the occasion!

The litter army, made up of volunteers aged from 18 months to 80, picked up an amazing 1,200 tonnes of litter, transforming places across the country and helping people to love where they live.

Community volunteers organised over 5,000 events, stretching from the Isle of Lewis in Scotland to Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

More than 400 local authorities helped out by supplying equipment to volunteers and collecting enough bags to fill over 30,000 wheelie bins!

Trafford Council pledged its support as part of their ‘Let’s Tidy Trafford Together’ initiative, supplying themed rubbish bags and litter-picking equipment and inspiring the whole community to clean-up. Over in Yorkshire, Doncaster Council held more than 40 events across the weekend.

Front-line litter fighters Oxclean, who organised an astonishing 81 litter-picking teams over the weekend.

Businesses that backed Clean for The Queen included Costa, John Lewis, Karcher, Greggs, McDonalds and KFC as well as Helping Hand! Costa also joined in and staff from more than 1,200 stores across the country were out doing their bit. McDonald’s organised 40 litter-picking events involving 80 stores nationwide.

The charities that worked shoulder to shoulder with the campaign are too many to mention but we would like to give a special shout out to the Women’s Institute whose members turned out in their droves, including Worlingworth WI in Suffolk. The group hit the streets to give the area a spruce-up, and even cleaned the village’s street signs.

We are delighted to announce that there will be another national campaign each March – The Great British Spring Clean

Thank you to everyone who shared their photos and stories of their events via social media. We have put together our gallery of photographs on our Facebook page.

We are super proud to be working with Greggs & The Greggs Foundation Grant Scheme.

This page has been created to help support groups, schools and volunteers who are applying for environmental grants with The Greggs Foundation.

As a working partner to Greggs, Keep Britain Tidy, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Keep Wales Tidy and Surfers Against Sewage we will pledge to donate to these charities through every grant application when purchasing Helping Hand Environmental equipment.

What’s more use code GREGGS17 code to receive 30% off in our online shop

Did You Know? Helping Hand Environmental run special offers throughout the year and are proud to support volunteer litter pickers, groups, schools and environmental charities with limited budget (up to 50% off).

Check out stock clearance items and Community litterpickers suitable for all ages! We can also create bespoke/personalised equipment to support endorse your community message.

Greggs Foundation dedicated Team –  Alistair Burnage and Chrissie Jeffery are available to answer any questions – please call them on 01531 635678 or email sales@helpinghand.co.uk for further information.

 Give you a helping hand in your community, with love from HHCo from Herefordshire.

COSTA Coffee is proud to launch an environmental themed Reading Week for 2017.

Working in partnership with 550 Costa stores each will be hosting a Costa Reading Week between 11th & 17th September 2017 and for all pupils, parents and staff who have been selected will be sent a school’s  delivery pack.

Through the 550 Costa stores involved, more than 33,000 children across the UK will benefit from the project and the resources including books, posters, lesson plans, teacher guide, lapel stickers and a dramatic play script are all delivered to the school free of charge by Costa & the Police Community Hubs who run Barney & Echo series.

The chosen story for this collaboration is called “Sparky’s Big Idea” which is designed to be delivered in-school as a project surrounding the environment.

In addition, parents, children and teachers who visit their local participating Costa store to take part in Reading Week activities will be offered a free beverage whilst enjoying a special range of activities including:

 

  1. The Litter Heroes story to read, featuring Barney & Echo especially created for Costa for Reading Week and featuring a new story from Barney & Echo, all about litter and responsibility in our communities provided by the Police Community Hubs.
  2.  A special Environmental activities booklet to complete. This is to help stimulate young minds to begin to think about their environment and how sustainability can impact their choices – developed in partnership with Costa.
  3.  Helping Hand Environmental have created a Design Your Own Litter Picker competition entry form where pupils can not only design their own equipment, but also see the winning design come to life when Helping Hand manufacture the design and present it to the winners! Closing Date 29th September 2017. Costa entry form HERE

Helping Hand Environmental will give every school taking part a FREE School Litter Guide on how to plan a litterpick or develop a litter hit squad in your school.

Keep Britain Tidy will be in touch to talk to you about the Great British Spring Clean in Spring 2018 and how your school can become a Keep Britain Tidy Eco-School. In addition, they will be running a Anti-Litter Poem competition.

What’s more Helping Hand Environmental are offering Costa Reading Week schools a discount across our range of kids kit, school exercise kits and education folders when you quote LITTERHEROES. You can use this discount to develop your own litter hit squad, create a gardening/ eco club or purchase your own litterpickers in support of Great British Spring Clean.

This is a very exciting and worthwhile project for schools across the UK and  Helping Hand Environmental are thrilled have been chosen to get involved in the 2017 campaign – find out more about the dedicated partners and FREE Reading Week resources in DOWNLOADS

Don’t forget to get promoting what your store or school does using the social media tag #costareadingweek enter your project for an award at 2017 http://www.communityeducationawards.co.uk