A BIG grants scheme has been launched in Kirklees.
Applications are now being invited for Kirklees Council’s Environment Grant Scheme 2009.
The grant scheme supports projects meeting one or more of a series of objectives. these include:
Wildlife and habitat creation and protection
Reducing waste and pollution
Promoting use of the countryside
Raising awareness of environmental issues
Contributing to wider sustainability
Improving access to the local natural environment and working towards developing a Green Network Community.
Voluntary groups and not-for-profit organisations with ideas to improve the local environment are invited to submit applications for various funds.
The Strategic Environment Grant offers grants from £1,501 up to £6,000, which are available to contribute to the core costs of environmental organisations operating in the Kirklees district.
They can also be used to support larger environmental projects which meet one or more of the listed objectives.
In special cases grants up to £10,000 may also be considered if funds are available. Applications must be made by May 15 and those successful will be informed in July.
The Community Environment Grant offers payments of up to £1,500, which are available for community and voluntary groups and not-for-profit organisations to support environmental projects in the Kirklees district which meet one or more of the listed objectives.
Applications can be submitted by the following dates: May 8, July 17, October 9, 2009, and January 8, 2010.
All the grants are issued on a first come first served basis.
Clr Molly Walton, Kirklees Council Cabinet member for the environment, said: “The Environment Grants Scheme enables local groups to make a real difference to their natural environment, for the benefit of the whole community.
“I would urge those who want to make real a difference to where they live, to get in contact and find out more about the funding available.”
Application forms and more information is available from Allison Porter at Kirklees Council Environment Unit on 01484 223558, or write to Kirklees Council, Environment Unit, 23 Estate Buildings, Railway Street, Huddersfield HD1 1JY, email email@example.com visit www.kirklees.gov.uk