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Cash Up For Grabs For Green Groups


4:10pm 7th May 2013

Community groups who look after the best West Dorset landscapes are set to benefit from a new grant.

£18,000 has been made available by the District Council to help local groups continue their conservation work.

The fund could help pay for landscape improvements like hedge laying, woodland planting and heath land restoration. It could also help projects that use traditional skills to conserve historic features like walls, railings, gates, paving, steps, market crosses, painted signs, village wells, pumps and ponds

Council leaders say the Conservation and Community Planning Grant Scheme, will help improve communities.

Robert Gould, Leader of West Dorset District Council, said: "I am pleased that we have been able to make these funds available. The Conservation and Community Planning Grant Scheme will help local communities improve their area and protect the things that make it special.

"It will give neighbourhoods a helping hand and allow them to conserve historic features, influence future development and fund other landscape improvements.

"I would like to encourage groups to apply for this money and make a difference to their area."

Applications can be made by town and parish councils, businesses and individuals (with parish or town council support) and community groups, including Local Area Partnerships.  

Advice and more information about the Conservation and Community Planning Grant Scheme is available online HERE.

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