Monmouthshire County Council is to provide funding for community groups aiming to transform their local environment.
The council will offer grants of up to £1,000 per project from the Tidy Towns initiative, a Welsh Government-funded scheme to help people make their area cleaner, safer and tidier. An increase in Monmouthshire’s grant allocation means that a maximum of eight projects can be funded this year.
Among the schemes that the council will consider eligible for funding are turning waste grounds into community spaces, maintenance or improvement of public areas, education and awareness initiatives including campaigns and promotions and the provision of tools and equipment to help carry out work.
Accredited groups should contact Monmouthshire’s Tidy Towns Officer Alison Howard on 01633 644844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org an application form and details.
Monmouthshire’s cabinet member for Community Development, Councillor Phil Hobson said: “The tidiness, cleanliness and general state of the local environment is critical to promoting health and well-being, pride in the community and a feeling of safety and we know that there is a wealth of civic pride in Monmouthshire with keen individuals and groups who really want to make a difference. We hope that this small pot of money will assist communities to achieve their aims.”