Community groups and parish councils are reminded not to miss the April 1 deadline for applications to the Community Wildlife Grant fund.
The fund, managed by Lincolnshire County Council , aims to assist projects that encourage community involvement with nature conservation projects, promote, improve and protect biodiversity and promote access to and enjoyment of the countryside.
Last year £7,839 was awarded to 24 environmental projects throughout Lincolnshire.
One of the communities, West Ashby applied for a grant to plant a tree to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Bardney Parish Council also planted 375 metres of new hedges thanks to a £500 grant.
Grants are available for between £50 and £500, up to a maximum of 75 per cent of the total cost.
The remaining 25 per cent could be in the form of volunteer time to undertake the work.
Applications will be approved at the discretion of the county council’s Environmental Services.
To apply contact Matthew Davey, environment and community projects officer on 01522 782070.