• Liverpool City Council

Funding available for community green projects

Community groups and organisations could be given funding to start new environmental improvement projects and activities.

A total of £20,000 is being made available by Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson for initiatives such as litter picking in parks and green spaces or planting in grot spots.

Not for profit groups, civic organisations, volunteer groups and school PTAs, as well as small to medium-size businesses, are being invited to apply for the cash ahead of the deadline at midday on 4 August.

The money must not be used to pay salaries, management costs, purchasing vehicles or ICT equipment or projects which duplicate services.

Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, says: “We recognise that there are a lot of organisations such as friends of parks groups who are keen to give something back to their local community or improve their area but need some funding to buy equipment or plants.

“By making relatively small amounts of money available we know we can make a big difference to areas that need enhancing environmentally.”

Interested groups can apply on the Liverpool City Council website.

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