Dewlay launches green fund

PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS.'Dewlay, Garstang
PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS.'Dewlay, Garstang

COMMUNITY groups with green ideas in greater Garstang are being encouraged to dip into a new fund set up by cheesemakers Dewlay.

The launch of its Go Green Fund marks the first anniversary of the company’s 127 metre high wind turbine next to its factory off the A6.

Details of how much is available in the pot have not been revealed, but Dewlay is keen to encourage groups with green projects to apply.

Nick Kenyon, managing director, said: “We have always been aware of our environmental responsibility and as such we now want to encourage the local area to step forward and do their bit.”

Aimed at supporting and developing environmental initiatives in the area, the Go Green Fund will receive applications for funding for green and environmental projects.

The fund aims to contribute to projects that cover a wide green remit, from biodiversity and well being and pride in the community, to green infrastructure and ‘clean-up’ projects.

It is open to groups, schools, charities and voluntary organisations of all sizes.

Applications will be judged by Dewlay company directors and independent panelists from Garstang.

• An application pack for any group wanting to apply to the Go Green Fund is available by contacting 01995 602335 or emailing laura@dewlay.com