CAE BODFACH FOREST GARDEN COMMUNITY GROUP GETS CASH BOOST FOR ECO PROJECT
Llanfyllin’s public open space Cae Bodfach has benefitted from a cash injection thanks to an environmental grant scheme from Keep Wales Tidy and Tesco.
Volunteers and pupils from Cae Bodafch Forest Garden Community Group and pupils form land based studies Llanfyllin High school were thrilled to hear they’d been successful in applying for an All Wales Grant of £500 which they then used to buy the plants for the second phase of planting of the forest garden alongside the River Cain.
Community groups, schools and charitable organisations across Wales were asked to apply to the All Wales Grant Scheme from November 2014, with grants of £100 – £500 available to help them with their very own green initiatives.
Run by environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy and funded by Tesco’s single use carrier bag charge, the aim of the All Wales Grant Scheme is to assist communities across Wales in real environmental actions, both financially and practically, to help improve their local environment.
As part of their environmental project, Llanfyllin High School have added seven fruit tree guilds to the forest garden.
Dewi Morris from Cae Bodfach Community Forest Garden Group said,
“It is hugely exciting to have the opportunity to build on the work of the Cwm Harry Get-Growing project did with the Llanfyllin Schools and the local community last year planting a forest garden in Cae Bodfach, the community managed public open space alongside the river Cain in the centre of town: A big Thank-you to Keep Wales Tidy!”
Lesley Jones, Chief Executive of Keep Wales Tidy, said:
“I am delighted that so many groups and environmental projects across Wales have benefitted from a financial boost thanks to the All Wales Grants Scheme. It’s vital that we all do our bit to care for our local environment and through the scheme, local people across Wales have been able to get the support, resources and expert advice they need to carry out their environmental improvement projects.
Keep Wales Tidy would like to thank Tesco customers for their support with the single use carrier bag donation, resulting in a successful All Wales Grant Scheme. ”
The grant scheme was the first project to be launched thanks to a partnership between Keep Wales Tidy and Tesco, after 27,000 Tesco customers took part in a vote to choose Keep Wales Tidy as the charity to benefit from Tesco’s carrier bag charge in Wales from 1st October 2014.
The magnificent seven new fruit tree guilds are planted in Cae Bodfach.
Pictures from last weeks Tree Guild planting in Cae Bodfach Llanfyllin…
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