|Keep Scotland Beautiful has announced that its Community Grants scheme is open for applications.
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
• 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.