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Environment grants available for community projects

From Friday 1 November, community groups and organisations can apply for grants of up to £3K.

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The new 'SHIRE Environment Grant' aims to help community groups and organisations fund innovative projects to help improve their local environment. 

The scheme is particularly interested in funding projects that will help to reduce the amount of household waste and greenhouse gas emissions produced, improve biodiversity or support the creation and protection of sustainable green spaces in Leicestershire.

Types of projects the scheme hopes to support include, community give or take events, repair cafés, hot pipe insulation, LED lighting or solar panels, creation of habitats, green roofs or living walls to improve the local environment. To apply visit    

The new 'SHIRE Environment Grant' enables community groups and organisations to not only make environmental changes but also to improve the lives of Leicestershire residents.

As awareness of taking care of our environment increases, we want to encourage more groups across the county to come forward and apply.

Blake Pain, cabinet member for environment and transport

The deadline for applications is Friday, 28 February 2020, and projects must be located in Leicestershire (not including Leicester City or Rutland).

For further information visit or email

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