Green grants for community plans

Green grants EMN-151106-154244001
Green grants EMN-151106-154244001

For the 8th consecutive year, train operator First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has joined forces with the Forestry Commission (FC) to give community environmental projects across North Lincolnshire the opportunity to win a grant of up to £2.5k to help them make green-fingered improvements to their local area.

The competition is open to community groups, charities, schools and other individuals who allow open access to their land.

Applicants can apply for up to £2,500 in green grants for environmental projects such as tree planting, habitat restoration and wildlife protection or enhancement.

The donations form part of FTPE’s long-term commitment to providing and protecting green areas on and around its routes.

A select team of judges, comprised of FTPE and Forestry Commission representatives, will carefully consider each application.

Factors to be taken into account will be the involvement with, and impact on, the local community, as well as the overall positive environmental impact and proximity to FTPE stations.

In addition, the panel will look at sustainability, clear identification of the costs, and photos that support applications.

“The Green Grants Scheme has helped many worthwhile projects and community groups and we are delighted to once again have the opportunity to work with applicants for such great causes, enabling the communities in the North of England and Scotland to benefit,” said Iain Peacock, Environment and Safety Information Manager for FTPE.

“We are also looking forward to teaming up with the Forestry Commission again and I hope that it will inspire people to make a positive contribution to their local environment and protect their wildlife.”

Applications open tomorrow, June 12.

For more information and to find out if you’re eligible to apply visit: tpexpress.co.uk/environment