5th Jul, 2020

Bumper grants up for grabs as borough council looks to green Redditch

PEOPLE with green ideas for Redditch are being urged to apply for a grant to help improve the cleanliness of their area, writes Eve Watson.

Redditch borough council has released funds, administered on behalf of the council by Bromsgrove and Redditch Network (BARN), to give to projects to improve local areas and have a positive impact on the environment.

Community and voluntary groups with ideas are invited to bid for sums of up to £300.

Consideration will be given for projects up to £1,000 where there is an overwhelming benefit to the area.

The funding could contribute to clean up projects like litter picks, gateway planting and sign cleaning.

Councillor Brandon Clayton, whose portfolio covers environmental services, said: “With the current climate change emergency it is not good enough to just sit back on our laurels because this is a problem that will not go away and we all have a part to play when it comes to our environment.

“This funding will help local groups make important changes in their area, whether that’s seed planting or litter picking – it all goes a long way to make a difference.”

Any voluntary, charitable, community group or community interest company that operates within Redditch borough can apply for the funding.

The bidding will close at midday on August 27 and successful bids will be informed by September 6.

Projects need to be delivered between then and March 31, 2020.

For advice on completing an application form call BARN on 01527 60282 or email: grants@barn.org.uk.

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