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Volunteers urged to apply for environmental grants

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Volunteers are being encouraged to apply for cash grants to help conservation and environmental projects in their community.

Community Service Volunteers (CSV) has launched this year’s Action Earth campaign in Scotland with over £47,000 of conservation grants to give away.

Thanks to a partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) hundreds of grants worth £50 to £250 are available to groups, charities, schools and businesses to support environmental projects in their communities.

Katy McTernan, CSV’s Action Earth Manager, said: “Our campaign hopes to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get outside and improve their local environment. This could be anything from simply planting bulbs to transforming a derelict patch of land or creating a colourful wildflower meadow.

“These grants supported by our partner SNH, help to get environmental projects up and running and CSV can offer support so that everyone in the community can benefit from the end result.”

Since its launch in 2004, the campaign has handed out 1,792 grants to a diverse range of projects involving over 43,000 volunteers.

Anyone who would like to apply for a grant should contact Robert Henderson at CSV’s Edinburgh office on rhenderson@csv.org.uk, call 0131 622 7766 or visit www.csv.org.uk

 

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