Calling all community groups! Funding has become available for local high street and town/village centre clean-up projects in Surrey Heath.

Does your group have an existing clean-up project that could do with a boost, or a new project to tidy up your local area that needs a cash injection to get started?

£15,560 of funding has been allocated to Surrey Heath by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) for existing local community groups to undertake community-led high street and town/village centre clean-up projects.

Groups can apply for a High Street Community Clean Up Grant of up to £1,000.

All successful bids will also receive a further £500 donation to their own organisation as a reward for delivering their scheme or project.

The MHCLG has established this funding on the condition that it is allocated as quickly as possible – so be quick! The closing date for grant applications is 22 April 2019.

The grant scheme is open to any community group that is based within the Surrey Heath borough boundary who can supply relevant documentation to support their application e.g. youth groups, sports clubs, business associations, faith groups, residents groups (for further information on terms and conditions, visit the website link below)

There is flexibility in how this grant is used, but examples include:

  • Expanding community clean-ups already taking place;
  • Providing funding to resident groups to carry out clean up activity on high streets and town centres;
  • Tools and equipment for community groups to clean and tidy up an area and/or remove graffiti (e.g. high visibility vests, litter pickers, shovels, brushes, rakes, wheelbarrows, sacks, and gloves);
  • Promotional material;
  • Community events promoting clean up activity to the wider community.

We welcome applicants who will work together on a wide range of activities and share resources. Only one application accepted per organisation.

Funded projects must take place between 1–26 May 2019.

For more information and to download an application form: https://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/high-streets-community-clean-201920

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