Small grants available to improve the local environment

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Keep Scotland Beautiful has announced that its Community Grants scheme is open for applications. Tesco-pictures

 Using proceeds from the single use carrier bag charge collected by Tesco, local community  groups can apply for grants of £250 to make small improvements to their local  environment. The type of organisations eligible to apply include:

• Local neighbourhood/ friendship groups
• Local volunteer groups
• Not for profit organisations and groups.

The funding can be used for items that help improve the local environment. This can include:
• Litter picking equipment
• Timber to create fencing
• Compost
• Bulbs
• Refreshments to celebrate a community project
• Fruit trees
• Pond material
• Through to paying volunteer expenses; etc.     

You can apply online and the closing date for applications is the 15th December 2015.

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