Colne memorial gets £500 boost

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FUNDING has been awarded to the Wallace Hartley Memorial Garden in Colne.

Thanks to the Green Partnership Awards (GPA), £500 has now been granted to the Albert Road site.

GPA is a partnership between Lancashire County Council, United Utilities, Burnley Community Network, Chorley Community Housing, Chorley Partnership, South Ribble Partnership, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service and the county’s local councils, which provides funding and expertise to groups who want to make a difference to the areas in which they live and work.

Grants are available to all groups and organisations, as well as individuals in Lancashire.

The scheme supports practical environmental improvement projects, as well as projects that develop awareness and educate on environmental issues.

Examples of eligible projects include: community consultation events, community gardening schemes, wildlife identification courses, events, such as Apple Day, community tree planting and orchards, production of leaflets and handbooks, projects encouraging wildlife and projects that promote the use of art in the environment.