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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

LiveSmart grant funding of £10,000 to be approved

Causeway Coast & Glens Councillors will be asked to approve grant assistance to the value of £10,438.59 for 23 applications to the council’s LiveSmart Community Environmental Grant Programme 2021/22.

The purpose of the LiveSmart Community Environmental Grant Programme is to provide small grants up to a maximum of £500 to local community and voluntary organisations. 

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The grants are to give financial assistance to allow groups and organisations to improve the general cleanliness in their local area, particularly in respect of litter; promote recycling, reuse and waste reduction and look at ways of reducing carbon footprint by taking simple, practical actions such as planting. 

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The total grant funding pot available was £10,500 with 33 applications bringing the total of grants requested to £16,277.74. 

However, following an assessment of applications by a panel consisting of officers from the Environmental Resource Officer team, 10 applications failed to meet the minimum threshold of 65 per cent and are therefore ineligible for grant aid. 

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A total of 23 applications including Cushendall Development Group, Causeway Coast And Glens Heritage Trust, Building Ballysally Together and Loughgiel Community Association Ltd, passed the minimum threshold rate of 65% requiring grant assistance to the value of £10,438.59. 

Elected members will be asked to approve the LiveSmart Grant Programme Funding at a meeting of the Environmental Services Committee on Tuesday night.

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