Grants for Greener Villages

Grants for Greener Villages


Village communities around Wells are being offered grants of up to £500 for small environmental projects with long term benefits. The scheme has been set up by St. Cuthbert (Out) Parish Council as one of a range of initiatives developed by the council's Environment Working Group.

Group leader Cllr. Gill Pettitt said the council is strongly committed to doing all it can to bring about environmental improvements and address climate change issues at local level.

"We are very keen to get local community groups involved in this," she said. "The ideas may be out there already but just need a bit of funding to get them going."

Tree planting, rewilding, renewable energy projects, repair workshops and improving footpath and cycle links are all listed as examples of what could attract parish council funding.

"But it's important that the ideas come from community groups themselves," said Gill. "The winning bids could be none of the above."

Easton, Wookey Hole, Coxley, Polsham, Dulcote, Dinder and The Horringtons all lie within St. Cuthbert (Out) and the council's Finance Committee would like to award a £500 grant in each of its four wards.

For further information visit St Cuthbert (Out) Parish Council - contact us

Posted: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 12:10 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Environment, Wildlife