Get your share of community funding

Published Date: 

4 May 2017 - 14:02

Community groups in Argyll and Bute are being invited to bid for a share of a cash pot to help improve their local areas.

Argyll and Bute Council has £50,000 funding for environmental action plans and up to £5,000 is available to organisations.

Applications should be made by 30 July and awards will be made in September.

It is part of a wider £200,000 investment being made by the council on sustainable environmental improvements.

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

Head of roads and amenity services, Jim Smith, said: “We know how much enhancing communities matters to our residents, which is why we are making these grants available.

“We are looking forward to hearing from our local community groups with their ideas about how they would like to improve their areas.

“We are asking for projects that provide community benefit over the long term and make a visible difference to areas across Argyll and Bute.

“We know there are many deserving initiatives so please let us have your submissions.”

To apply, contact Lissa Brackley at the council at lissa.brackley@argyll-bute.gov.uk

The £50,000 community fund was approved by the environment, development and infrastructure committee earlier this month.

Also given the go-ahead was £100,000 to provide four additional environmental wardens.

They will be focusing on enforcement and education around litter and dog fouling. They will be equipped with vehicles with CCTV cameras to help tackle the issue. They will be in post for a year to boost resources already in place.

A further £50,000 will go towards other works that support tackling dog fouling and litter, including marine litter, as well as refuse collection and grounds maintenance.