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'Love Wirral' grants on offer to help spruce up your neighbourhood
12:26pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
IDEAS to improve the environment and attractiveness of parts of the borough could come to fruition through a new “Love Wirral” grant.
Each of the borough’s four constituency areas have been allocated a small amount of funding that local groups can apply for to help them bring to life projects that aim to spruce up the area, encouraging others to take pride in how their community looks and show a commitment to keeping things clean and tidy.
These things are always important but will become in much sharper focus over the coming months as the borough prepares to welcome sportspeople, visitors and members of the media from all around the world for next year’s Open golf championships in Hoylake.
The Open provides a unique opportunity for residents and businesses to show people from all over the world what Wirral is all about and having well-presented public areas is just one of the things that will help make a great first impression to everyone who comes to Wirral in July next year.
Each constituency – Birkenhead, Wallasey, Wirral West and Wirral South – will be given £10,000 each to allocate to projects in their area. The main stipulation that any successful bid will have to meet is that their idea will improve the appearance of their local environment.
So whether it is litter picking in your local park or along the waterfront, cutting back overgrown grass or bushes in public areas or even giving a lick of paint to a community building – a Love Wirral grant could help you along the way.
And it’s not just for one-off projects – the grant could be used to help purchase equipment or materials to help you set-up an initiative that you hope will develop, grow and make a difference over time.
Councillor Brian Kenny, cabinet member for environment, said: “We know there are already a lot of individuals and groups out there who are absolutely committed to ensuring their community looks as good as it possibly can.
“Through offering these ‘Love Wirral’ grants we hope to build on that goodwill and commitment even further and give more people the means to make a difference in their neighbourhood.”
To find out more about the grants and how to apply, click here or find ‘Love Wirral’ on Facebook.
After the deadline for applications closes, residents will then have the chance to vote online for which ideas they think are most deserving of the grant award.
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