Part of the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG)’s work to support Coastal Communities will see support to over 100 new local teams that will help revive England’s seaside towns. Coastal Communities Minister Mark Francois said “Coastal Community Teams will help decide where that investment goes because local people know best what is needed to grow their local economy.” Applications need to be submitted by 14 September 2015.
The Ramblers charity has launched what it calls the “biggest-ever footpath survey” to examine the state of the path network in England and Wales, and they want you to take part. You can download the handy app to tell them what you find when you’re out walking, and they will try and fix any problems.
BIG Lottery is awarding over £1m to the Plunkett Foundation for woodland social enterprises . Fifty communities across the UK will receive support to transform unmanaged woodland into opportunities for jobs, leisure, education and services and to improve the health and wellbeing of local people. Find out more here. [Source: Big Lottery]
Saturday 21 March is the official start of spring so what better time to get involved in a national spring clean? The Government is backing ‘Community Clear Up Day’ which aims to spruce up England’s high streets, residential and business areas, villages and parks. Get together to kick off spring 2015 with public spaces litter free. Download a free toolkit. [The Great British High Street]