Funding has now been awarded to the following grassroots groups and charities to help them tackle environmental and social issues.
Asker Nature Reserve Project (ANRP)
£4,850 to create a nature trail between Morrisons and East Street to inform visitors and local people of the history of Asker Meadows.
Bridport Food Matters
£4,920 to support the 'We Dig No Dig' project which will support the development of ‘Incredible Edible’ beds in Bridport to address food poverty.
Bridport Town Council
£6,000 to support the Installation of two wall-mounted water refill units, which will help reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles.
Dorset Community Action
£5,960 to support the expansion of the Seed2Plate project, which turns unused plots of land into growing spaces for the community.
Dorset Wildlife Trust
£5,980 to support the development of a Citizen Science programme which offers training, equipment and mentoring to local people, with the aim of inspiring behaviour change that will improve the environmental health of Bridport’s rivers.
£1,500 to go towards rainwater harvesting and watering equipment for the edible gardens at St Mary’s School and Bridport School. A family event at Bridport Primary School during summer will also help improve the understanding of the need for water when growing food.