The Council has partnered with Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful’s, Live Here Love Here campaign, which helps people improve their local environment, building a sense of pride in local communities.
Live Here Love Here launched its 2017 Small Grants Scheme in May, inviting groups or organisations committed to improving their local environment to submit an application form for the scheme. The scheme provides support to volunteer projects that:
- Use innovative ways to reduce littering and dog fouling
- Improve the way the local urban, rural or coastal environment is looked after
- Contribute to the development of civic pride within a community with a focus on environmental improvement
- Enhance or attract tourism to our community through environmental improvements
Grants range from £500 to £5,000 and the scheme is open to volunteer and community groups, all school and third level education organisations, youth groups and sports clubs undertaking civic pride projects in supporting Council area.
The current grant scheme has now closed however further information on new schemes will be posted in due course. We anticipate a number of great ‘green’ projects completed in 2017/18 across the Borough so keep your eye on the council’s Facebook page for ongoing updates.