Blooming amazing – cash available for community planting across North Lincolnshire

Planning and Environment
16:38, Friday, 14th October 2022

Town and parish councils and community groups across North Lincolnshire are being invited to apply for cash to help get winter planting off to a flying start.

The cash can be used for planters, flowers and shrubs that will enhance the local area and improve the environment.

Part of the North Lincolnshire in Bloom initiative which was launched four years ago, the scheme also promotes volunteering and community pride, as well as making our area even more attractive.

It will also help communities taking part in contests such as the Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) Best Kept Village and Towns competitions – with many towns and villages having already picked up the prestigious gongs.

The grants also tie in with the council’s A Green Future strategy, which aims to get everyone working together to protect our environment

Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “I would encourage all our local community groups, town and parish councils to apply for this funding – we’ve had a lot of success across the last few years.”

Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for safer and stronger communities, rural, said: “We have a strong track record of investing in communities to support enhancing the environment and the natural habitats. This creates space which allows wildlife to flourish and more pleasant places for residents to be.”

Groups have until noon on 14 November 2022 to apply for a share of the funding. For information and an application form contact the community grants team on 01724 297212 or communitygrants@northlincs.gov.uk.