Community clean ups & Litter grants

The GRAB Trust Litter Grant

The GRAB Trust will pay small grants of up to £125 to groups and organisations (that are either formally or informally constituted) undertaking beach and marine litter clean-ups in the Argyll & Bute local authority area. Groups may apply only once in a 12-month period. There must be a minimum of 12 weeks between cleans in any one location.

Making a Claim

The group must obtain prior authorisation from their local GRAB Project Worker.
Administrator (all areas)Jean Kennedy 01546 604227
Dunoon, Cowal & Helensburgh; Ben Appleby 01369 708515
Mid Argyll & Kintyre & Oban, Lorn & the Isles;
Kerry MacKay 01546 604407

Please use this FORM to submit your application for consideration of a small grant from the GRAB Trust. Fields market with * must be completed in order to progress your claim.
You must be signed in to a Google account to fill in this form.
The name and photo associated with your Google Account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form

Please note that driftwood and seaweed are part of the beach ecosystem and should not be cleared from the beach during the clean-up. The small grant can be spent as the group decides. Please note, however, that funding is limited, so submission of a claim does not guarantee that a grant will be awarded.

Please note that grant applications are assessed under the following conditions,
Every 800 meters cleaned (approx. 0.5 miles) £25
Blackspot bonus (if applicable) £25
Maximum claim £125

Definition of a blackspot A blackspot is a significant accumulation of litter in one particular area that is unsightly and visible to the public and the removal of the litter transforms the site into a visibly clean area. If cleaning up a blackspot, please upload ‘before and after’ photos to confirm the definition. If photos are not provided, the bonus cannot be paid.

Please note information in form is used by the regulatory authorities and future grants will be dependent on this information being supplied.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address that you provided.

What are you waiting for?
Let’s get cleaning!