Councillors encourage residents to bid for cash to clean up community.
Through the Clean City Clean Up Grant Fund the council is continuing to support communities across the city clean their local areas. So far we have funded 77 projects helping over 2,600 residents taking an active role in making a difference to where they live.
If you want to get involved there are three ways in which we can support you:
1. £200 Grants for communities to purchase equipment, tool and resources that they can keep to support ongoing clean up activity. We can also provide Clean City Kits as an alternative to payment to make it easier for groups to access these resources.
2. Equipment and Tool Loans for groups to borrow equipment. This might be for bigger clean ups and we have a range of tools and equipment that can be borrowed, all free of charge.
3. Start-up Support for groups who aren't sure where to start with their community clean up project. In addition to this we can support groups to develop existing clean up projects to encourage sustainability with initiatives such as In Bloom.
As well as providing information for running a successful event, including Health and Safety advice and Event Planning Guides, we can also assist in publicising it to the local community, and all clean up projects have access to a range of branded promotional materials such as banners, flags, posters, t-shirts and hi-visibility vests.
If there isn’t already an established group, applications can still be made by those who join up with neighbours, members of the community or even a local business or school to create a new group, and the Customer and Community Engagement Team can provide support in how to do this.
Applications can be made via the online form at www.manchester.gov.uk/cleancity or residents can call 0161 274 6422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to the team to access the advice and support that they need to start their project.