auseway 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.
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.
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.
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.