Funding has now been awarded to the following grassroots groups and charities to help them tackle environmental and social issues.
Chippenham Community Hub
5,000 to help with the cost of upskilling the manager and volunteers to provide better information and signposting during the cost-of-living crisis.
Ivy Wildlife Garden
£1,650 to go towards running costs and engaging with local schools, community groups and residents around water use and conservation.
Kandu Arts Community Project CIC
£8,470 to support a programme of workshops and wider community engagement to raise awareness of water use and conservation amongst young people.
£4,000 to help install several rainwater harvesting methods to save water, help provide local produce and reduce reliance on mains water.
£4,000 to support a series of public workshops to provide information and encourage water saving, energy efficiency measures and climate change mitigation.
Wiltshire & Swindon Sports Partnership (WASP)
£10,000 to help the local GP network share an interactive map of activities in Chippenham to aid signposting and reduce reliance on prescription drugs. This will help to limit the volume of pharmaceuticals entering the watercourse.
Bristol Avon Rivers Trust (BART)
£2,500 and £1,800 to support two separate projects (Yellowfish Project and Riverfly Monitoring Project) which both aim to have a positive environmental impact on rivers.