The Live Here Love Here has announced the Small Grants Scheme to improve the local environment and building a sense of pride in the local communities.
Proposed projects must engage volunteers and community groups to deliver practical action and must meet one or more of the following objectives:
- Contribute to the development of civic pride within a community with a focus on environmental improvement.
- Encourage actions and projects that enable Pollution Solutions, Biodiversity Recovery and Climate Action.
- Enhance the environmental management of a local area.
- Improve the health and wellbeing of communities whilst helping to improve and/or maintain public spaces.
- Improve the quality of their local environment by reducing littering and dog fouling through community action.
- Support environmentally focused actions that help support people impacted through reduced contact with society.
- Community food growing initiatives.
- Grants will be awarded between £500 and £3,000. The average grant awarded is around £1,200.
- The Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme is open to:
- Unconstituted groups
- Newly formed community groups tackling issues relating to COVID-19
- Volunteer, community groups and NGOs*
- All schools and third level education organisations**
- Youth groups and sports clubs**
- Not for Profit Organisations
- Applications are particularly welcome from groups who have not previously received support through the Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme.
- To be eligible groups:
- Should be embedded in their local community
- Primary aims and objectives focused on benefiting the wider community and environment
- Should aim to reduce littering and dog fouling through effective and innovative means
- Should aim to create a positive legacy within their community.
- Grants are available to volunteer groups across Northern Ireland. However, limited funding is only available in Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council to projects in Northern Ireland Housing Executive areas.
Most notably those providing support to vulnerable groups, families and individuals in the community. Groups must strongly demonstrate where they involve with the wider community in this project.
For more information, visit https://www.liveherelovehere.org/cgi-bin/generic?instanceID=30