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Funding available for local community groups to maintain and enhance the county’s green spaces

Herefordshire Council has re-launched its Public Green Spaces Community Grant Scheme to provide funding for local community groups to maintain and enhance the county's green spaces.

The scheme offers a small fund of up to £750 to help local community groups within the county to bring ideas and projects to life for maintaining and enhancing public green spaces.  The scheme particularly aims to support projects which bring unused green spaces into community use and have community involvement and impact. The scheme does not normally support the purchase of fixed structures such as benches.

Councillor Paul Rone, Cabinet member for transport and roads, said: "We wish to encourage communities to do more for themselves and one way is to form a community group to maintain and improve a local green space.  This not only helps the council to spend less money but also brings green spaces back into use and creates a sense of community pride and spirit by bringing communities together."

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 25th May 2016 at 5pm.

For further details about the scheme, including a successful project case study and how to make an application, please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/grants

Published: Wednesday, 27th April 2016