COMMUNITY groups have the opportunity to receive funding for environmental schemes.

Northwich Rotary Club is offering environmental grants of up to £100 each.

The grants will be accompanied with some physical assistance and will go to community groups looking to implement eco-friendly projects in the area.

Peter Holland, president of Northwich Rotary Club, said: “Environment is at the top of many peoples’ agendas at the moment and with the impacts of climate change ever more apparent we can all make a difference.

“Whilst we expect many community groups will want to create environmentally friendly habitats by introducing wildflowers into their neighbourhoods we are open to applications for grants for other environmental initiatives too.”

The grants are open to any groups in the CW8 and CW9 postcodes and are being supported by the parish, town and borough councils, along with Northwich BID and organisations such as PlantLife and Butterfly Conservation.

Applications must be submitted to by November 1.

The application itself should include the group leader’s name and contact details, a maximum of 200 words explaining the scheme, the size and location of the project including a map, and confirmation of the landowner’s details and that their permission has been obtained.

Successful applicants will be notified by mid-November.