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Community grants and awards

Recover NL Environmental Fund

Recover NL grant funding is now available to existing North Lanarkshire community and voluntary organisations that can demonstrate effective and ongoing activities and community-led projects.

Recover NL Environmental Fund is open to voluntary groups and organisations that can demonstrate effective and ongoing activities and who participate in community-led environmental projects such as litter picks, clean-ups and small scale environmental projects.  Applicants require to be constituted and should have a bank account in the name of the organisation/group with at least two cheque signatories, who are unrelated by birth, marriage, or household address.

What's the fund for?

This fund is specifically for purchasing relevant equipment and materials such as tools, PPE equipment, bin bags and litter pickers. Equipment for personal use will not be funded. Single organisations can apply for funding up to £2000 or up to £3000 if submitting a joint application involving two or more partners.

Application information

The final deadline for applications in 2022-2023 is the close of business on Thursday 16 March 2023.

Please note that previous applicants are eligible to apply again to extend a current project or to apply for a new project.

All applications are assessed and scored. If your application is successful; the level of funding award will depend on your overall score and on the volume of other successful applications. Therefore, you may receive less funding than what has been requested.

Application and guidance notes

The application and guidance notes can be downloaded below.


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Funding allocation

This year funding has been shared across all nine community board areas. The allocations are based on population size and levels of deprivation. For information, the allocations are as follows:

Community board Allocation
Airdrie £24,997
Bellshill £18,480
Coatbridge £21,052
Cumbernauld £22,049
Kilsyth £5,403
Motherwell £24,195
Northern Corridor £10,912
Shotts £6,855
Wishaw £16,057
Total Allocation £150,000

To submit your application or request further information, please email

Page last updated:
16 Feb 2023

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