Last chance to apply for grants to brighten up community areas in Lisburn area

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There is less than one month left for community groups in Lisburn to apply for funding of £1,000 to £4,000 from Grow Wild for a project to brighten up the local area.

With over £200,000 available across the UK, Grow Wild is looking for ideas that use native wild flowers and plants innovatively that will bring colour and wildlife to Lisburn and the local area.

Grow Wild is supported by the Big Lottery Fund and led by the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.

Any local people applying for funding should consider how their project will offer volunteering opportunities to young people aged 12-25 and to adults. Projects should also think creatively about sharing stories, photos and activities from their spaces.

Applications for 2016 funding must be received by 1 December 2015. A local panel of experts will then help decide who will receive funding.

Successful groups will be notified in February 2016 ready to start their project in March, and finish by October 2015.

For more information on joining the Grow Wild community project network by 1 December 2015, visit and to arrange a discussion with the team.