Funding on offer for green-fingered residents and groups

Posted on - 23rd October, 2011 - 1:22pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston Council, Preston News, Wildlife and Conservation

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Community groups who help improve the environment could be in with a chance of winning some funding.

Preston council is calling on green-fingered organisations and individuals to apply for money to improve their local area.

Projects such as wildlife courses, tree planting and community orchards could receive up to £500 each.

The Green Partnership Awards aim to encourage even more people to connect with nature.

Councillor Robert Boswell, cabinet member for environment, said: “We already have a thriving community of keen gardeners and environmentalists in Preston demonstrated by the great success at the North West in Bloom awards.

“These grants will give people the opportunity to make a real difference in their community and I would encourage community groups and individuals to get their applications in.”

Last year over £6,000 was paid out to thirteen projects across Preston.

You can apply for a grant via the Lancashire County Council website.

The grants are supported by Lancashire County Council, United Utilities, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, NHS Central Lancs and Preston City Council.

Let us know if you managed to secure one of the grants by getting in touch.

Image credit to Tony Worrall

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