Green grants for local groups

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ENVIRONMENTALLY conscious groups and organisations are invited to take advantage of grants of up to £10,000 to support green projects.

The Green Grants Initiative launched by the Green Insurance Company is open to schools and community organisations to help them launch existing ideas or expand already successful environmental projects.

A number of individual grants of up to £2,000 are available alongside the special £10,000 grant, which will be voted on by the public.

A spokesperson said: “We were amazed by the response to the Green Grants Initiative last year and wanted to do something even bigger in 2011.

“The £10,000 grant could fund a great local environmental initiative while the £30,000 of smaller grants will ensure we are able to help projects all across the UK.”

Skegness Town Council has agreed to publicise the availability of such grants to local groups and organisations.

Speaking at Wednesday’s town council meeting Coun Mark Smith said: “We need to inform all the groups that there’s money out there for them to use.”

l To find out how to apply visit www.greeninsurancegiving.co.uk/grants.php