What is an environmental improvement project?
Many people want to get involved in improving their local environment. This can mean anything from renovating allotments, turning a derelict corner into a community garden, setting up a community recycling/composting scheme or a hanging basket project for your street, to getting involved in small land reclamation projects, managing and designating a local nature reserve or refurbishing a local play area.
Improving your community's environment
We recognise that many environmental improvement projects are initiated and carried out by local people. To help this process we have developed a Community Environmental Improvement Project Management & Funding Guide to help community groups through the process of turning ideas into reality.
Working out how to start on a project, who to involve, how to get permissions, what to do and when to do it can be confusing. We want to enable you to cut through that confusion.
This step-by-step guide should help you get the best from your project by taking you through the process of project development and implementation. It gives advice on how to take your idea forward, through to how to find funding, use contractors, write press releases and celebrate your finished project.
Of course, not all projects will include all the steps that the guide covers, so the step-by-step approach will enable you to identify which information is most relevant to you.
All you have to do is click on the subject you need to find out about and then follow the links to the information you want.
All the best with your project!