The Welsh Government’s Minister for Natural Resources has invited community groups and third sector organisations to bid for small scale project funding (£1,000 to £15,000), including projects to tackle noise and air pollution and create tranquil green spaces. Interventions eligible for funding include noise barriers/bunds, on-site traffic calming measures, developing wasteland into tranquil green spaces, community initiatives to reduce car use, improve driver behaviour and encourage walking and cycling, and education and awareness-raising. The deadline for applications is 11 September, the money must be spent by the end of March 2016, and the guidance and application form can be downloaded from the bottom of the following web page: http://gov.wales/topics/environmentcountryside/environment-grants/?lang=en
The latest round of NRW competitive funding is also now open. It is for organisations looking for financial support for projects to run between April 2016 and December 2017. Projects must either improve Natura 2000 sites or achieve certain social or economic benefits. Information at https://naturalresources.wales/about-us/funding/?lang=en. Deadline 7 September.