The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is calling on Londoners young and old to roll up their sleeves and join this year’s Capital Clean-up. £40,000 worth of grants and tool kits are available to enable local groups to tidy and brighten up their parks, streets, estates, residential areas and waterways.
Anyone from community groups to charities, youth groups to small businesses can now apply for grants of between £500 and £1,500, or a special clean-up kit, to bring volunteers together and create cleaner, greener, and safer local environments.
Now in its seventh year, the Mayor’s Capital Clean-up campaign has already helped thousands of Londoners to get together and smarten up their neighbourhood. This year’s campaign, in partnership with McDonald’s, is expected to support around 200 events, more than ever before.
Last year almost 3,000 volunteers helped smarten up their area in 102 events across 30 London boroughs covering an area the size of 21 Wembley Stadiums. They collected more than 2,500 bags of rubbish, removed 91 tonnes of fly tipping, and planted 450 trees.
If you would like to apply for a grant, you’ll find all the information you need on the Greater London Authority website. The closing date for applications is 24 March 2014.