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Council grants for nature conservation

Community groups and parish councils are reminded not to miss the April 1 deadline for applications to the Community Wildlife Grant fund managed by Lincolnshire County Council.

The grants aims to assist projects that encourage community involvement with nature conservation projects, promote, improve and protect biodiversity or promote access to and enjoyment of the countryside.

Last year £7,839 was awarded to 24 environmental projects throughout Lincolnshire.

County Councillor Eddy Poll said, “The Community Wildlife Grant is a great opportunity for local groups to be able to enhance their local environment, both for wildlife and the wider community. Planting trees and hedges, creating nature areas and repairing dry stone walls provide wildlife with vital places to live and feed, while residents can enjoy living in greener, more pleasant surroundings.”

Grants are available for between £50 and £500, up to a maximum of 75 per cent of the total cost.

The remaining 25 per cent could be in the form of volunteer time to undertake the work.

To find out more, or apply for a grant contact environment and community projects officer Matthew Davey on 01522 782070 or visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/cwg

 

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