Ayrshire Joint Planning Unit are administering a new funding programme aimed at community groups on behalf of the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN). The programme provides grants of up to £1000 for groups to carry out small scale environmental improvement projects which help achieve the aims of the CSGN.
The CSGN aims to improve the economy and quality of life in the Central Belt of Scotland by tackling issues relating to the appearance of our towns and villages, availability of adequate footpaths and cycleways for active travel and recreation and the natural environment. Eligible projects could include for example:-
Planting a new area of woodland to improve the appearance of an area and provide recreational opportunities
Improving an existing greenspace or creating a new one for informal recreation
Improving the appearance of vacant or underused areas of land
Creating a new footpath or cycleway or improving an existing one
The closing date for applications is Friday 11 November 2011.