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Stoke-on-Trent City Council has announced a new community scheme, the ‘Big Green Fund’.

The Big Green Fund has been created to help tackle fly-tipping, help promote sustainable and environmentally friendly neighbourhoods, and unite residents and communities.

Up to £90,000 is available for residents and community groups to apply for to help clear and rejuvenate local brownfield / abandoned plots of land, unadopted alleyways, an area in a local park or small grass areas.

The fund will cover two successful entries in the north of the city, two in the south of the city, and two in the central area of the city, with a maximum fund allocation of £15,000 per site.

To find out more about the eligibility criteria and application process visit – www.stoke.gov.uk/biggreenfund

The entry form will also detail what options are available when thinking about what to do with unadopted spaces, from a community garden in an unadopted alleyway to a flower meadow.

The closing date for entries is Sunday 23 July at midnight.