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More time to bid for
environmental improvement funds
COMMUNITY groups have been given extra
time to apply for grants to make their neighbourhoods greener.
The deadline for applications for the second round of the Environmental
Initiatives Fund has been extended to noon, on Friday, 30 September 2016, from its
original date of 26 September 2016, after a large member of inquiries had been
The Fund was set up by the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, following a
recommendation in the Interim Report for the Strategic Green and Open Spaces
This called for community groups, schools and small businesses to be helped to
play more active roles in improving their local environment.
A funding pot of £20,000 was set up and groups were invited to bid for grants of
up to £500.
In the 1st round of applications, 23 groups were awarded a total of £10,430
for projects including improvements to community gardens, clean ups and
children's gardening schemes. Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for
neighbourhoods, said:- "There
has been a lot of interest from groups in this initiative so we want to make
sure that they have enough time to submit their applications. It is encouraging
that many groups want to make their neighbourhoods greener."
Information about the Environment Initiatives Fund is available