Don’t miss out on share of £50,000

Published Date: 

20 Jun 2017 - 10:40

GROUPS are being reminded they’ve just weeks to bid for a share of a fund aimed at helping people improve their local communities.

Argyll and Bute Council has made £50,000 available for organisations to spruce and brighten up their areas.

There is up to £5,000 available to local groups and applications should be made by 30 July.

Councillor Roddy McCuish, Policy Lead for Roads and Amenity Services, said: “I’m looking forward to reading about some of the great ideas communities have.

“We’re proud of beautiful Argyll and Bute and we are committed to ensuring it not only stays that way but grows and improves – we know that is just as important to local residents.

“That’s why we’re making this substantial cash pot of £50,000 available.

“Whether it’s tree planting, a community clean-up or a new garden for everyone to enjoy, all applications are welcome and will be carefully considered.”

Projects eligible for grants will be those that will deliver long-term benefits to the environment and amenity of local communities.

Some of the ideas that will be considered for funding include:

  • Creating community gardens
  • Community beach clean-ups
  • Ideas for improved recycling
  • Litter pick-up days
  • Giving community facilities a makeover.

Successful awards will be announced in September.

Groups can apply by downloading the form below.

The funding is part of a wider £200,000 investment being made by the council in sustainable environmental improvements.  This includes employing four new environmental wardens equipped with vehicles with CCTV cameras. They are in post for a year to boost resources already in place and will be focusing on enforcement and education around litter and dog fouling.