We have £90,000 for community-led environmental projects until December 2010.
The Greensand Trust is administering the Chalk Arc Community Grant Scheme on behalf of the Chalk Arc Initiative. The Chalk Arc Initiative funded by the Department for Communities and local Government, aims to ensure that the growth proposed for South Bedfordshire and Luton is met by well designed and accessible green spaces that meet the needs of local people and wildlife. Chalk Arc Initiative Partnership comprises: Luton Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council; the Wildlife Trust; Sustrans; Natural England; Groundwork Luton and South Bedfordshire; The Chilterns Conservation Board; CABE Space; The National Trust; Beds Rural Communities Charity and the Greensand Trust.
The Chalk Arc Community Grant Scheme aims to help local groups, communities or businesses to improve local outdoor facilities within the Chalk Arc Area. The scheme will fund projects that deliver new or enhanced green spaces, improve access to green space, enhance the historic or landscape heritage, improve areas for wildlife, or increase the involvement and awareness of the community with their local environment.
Do you have a project that needs between £750 and £20,000? It doesn’t have to be complicated; there are Green Space Advisors on hand to help you through the whole process
Tel: 01525 378101
So, if you need help to get funding to improve an area and tell people about the history of it or buy some benches so your village green can be used more or you would like to enhance your local green space and conserve the habitat for wildlife or you have another fantastic project within the Chalk Arc area then give us a call!
If you are still unsure, why not visit www.chalkarc.org and check out the Communities section. There is a Green-benefit questionnaire to see if your project is applicable or have a look to see what has already been funded.
UPDATE MARCH 2010: THE CHALK ARC COMMUNITY GRANT SCHEME HAS CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS.