Applications re-opened for Love Your Street grants

COMMUNITY CALL  Councillor Frank Jonas, Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, is encouraging grant applications
COMMUNITY CALL Councillor Frank Jonas, Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, is encouraging grant applications
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  • Groups can apply for up to £500 of funding
  • 30 projects across the city to benefit
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The second round of community grant applications for projects across Ports-mouth opened this week.

The Love Your Street grants allow groups working with residents to apply for up 
to £500 to purchase supplies for local projects.

We would like to encourage anyone that feels they have a good idea for a project that would benefit the community where they live, or address a local concern, to get in touch to find out more about how Love Your Street can help them

Brian Bracher, chief service officer at Portsmouth Together

Priority will be given to schemes that can show how their project will have a positive impact on the local community.

The Southern Co-operative-funded programme will support 30 projects across the city, with the aim of funding two projects in each of the 14 wards of the city.

Councillor Frank Jonas, Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and ambassador for Ports-mouth Together, said: ‘The Love Your Street initiative is reviving the community spirit in Portsmouth.

‘It provides a great opportunity for people to get out of their houses and into their neighbourhood.

‘I am a great supporter of encouraging people to be more active in their community and get involved in making a positive difference.’

The money comes from The Cities of Service funding that the city won last year (£10,000) and from the Southern Co-operative (£20,000).

It has already awarded £5,500 in grants to support a range of projects across Ports-mouth.

Money has gone towards projects such as afternoon teas for isolated people in Southsea Greenhouse, community days and graffiti mural in Wimbledon Park, a community mosaic in Albert Road, a community café garden in Eastney and the 147 gardening club’s adventure playground veggie patch in Paulsgrove.

Brian Bracher, chief service officer at Portsmouth Together, said: ‘We would like to encourage anyone that feels they have a good idea for a project that would benefit the community where they live, or address a local concern, to get in touch to find out more about how Love Your Street can help them.’

Application forms and other information can be obtained at volunteer.portsmouth.gov.uk or email volunteer@portsmouth.gov.uk or phone (023) 9284 1280.