Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) has launched a fund to help community groups tackle litter and flytipping in their neighbourhoods.
The £100,000 Litter and Flytipping Community Action Fund is being delivered by ZWS as part of the Scottish Government’s national litter strategy, Towards a Litter-Free Scotland.
Groups have until 19 September to apply for grants from £500 up to £10,000.
Projects could include community clean up and prevention measures; adopt a street projects or localised awareness raising and behaviour change campaigns to reduce some of Scotland’s most commonly littered and flytipped items.
Iain Gulland, ZWS Director, said: “The negative impacts suffered by communities affected by littering and flytipping are huge.
“With over £1m a week being spent in Scotland to tackle the problem, the new fund will support community groups who are ready to take forward action to help prevent litter and flytipping in Scotland”.
Environment secretary Richard Lochhead said: “The Scottish Government is determined to tackle the problem of litter and flytipping that blights many of our communities. Local community groups make great contributions to these efforts, and have clear ideas about how to take responsibility for addressing problems on their doorsteps.”