Grants encourage groups to work with other organisations to bring sustainable benefits to local neighbourhoods. Funding is being given to projects in 15 local authorities.
Groups set to benefit include:
- Cyngor Cymuned Llanwnda in Gwynedd who are being granted £30,000 to improve accessibility and security on a footpath linking the Nantlle Valley to Tryfan Junction.
- Llanfynydd Community Council in Carmarthenshire will get £4,070 for the conversion of unusable land into a community orchard.
- Graig y Rhacca Communities First in Caerphilly who are receiving over £22,000 to transform an area blighted by fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour into a community allotment.
Commenting on the grants, Environment Minister, John Griffiths, said:
“I am delighted to announce funding to improve the local environment of people across the country. These grants are another example of my commitment to improve the local environments of people living in Welsh cities, towns and villages.”
Four hundred organisations were invited to bid for funding for 2012-13 and 168 bids were received. Applications were assessed by an independent assessment panel.
Developing the Tidy Town scheme, to develop an integrated local environment improvement package, is a Programme for Government action.