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The spring 2013 community grant
deadline has now passed. We had a fantastic response and have now
awarded grants to 24 applicants, including schools, tenants groups,
social enterprises and traders associations to name a few. We have
also awarded a further 30 groups with Capital Clean-up Kits, for
both land and waterway clean-ups. These groups are now busy making
use of their grants and kits, in the sunshine we hope. Visit our
Project Dirt page to see some of the fantastic blogs and photos
that our grant recipients have posted to document their Capital
Capital Clean-up of the
In June 2013 we are introducing the
Capital Clean-up of the month. Tell us about your inspiring
activities and tweet or Facebook a before and after picture and you
could win a £50 voucher to buy more equipment
and materials to help take your project further. Perhaps you’d now
like to do some planting to brighten up the space you've cleaned
up, or plant up some tree pits in your street. Perhaps your group
is growing and you need more equipment to carry out future
Each month, we’ll announce a
winning clean-up who will receive the £50 voucher. To put
your clean-up forward as clean-up of the month tweet us @capitalcleanup using
#capitalcleanupofthemonth or post on our Facebook
1. Simply Tweet or Facebook one
before and one after photo of your clean-up
2. Tell us in the tweet how many volunteers were
involved and how many bags of rubbish were collected – you can
easily shorten this for twitter to
3. Also tell us what you plan to do with the £50 Voucher –
i.e want to buy planting for street tree pits
Capital Spring Clean Week: 9-17
Thanks to all those who volunteered to make
Capital Spring Clean Week a huge success. Despite
the near freezing temperatures we saw 22 clean-ups taking place in
the capital, led by over 260 volunteers from Local Authorities,
tenants and residents groups, conservationists, scouts, housing
associations, corporate volunteers and more. So far we know that
during this week of activity, near to 300 bags of rubbish
were collected and 41 tonnes of fly-tipping and other heavy waste
removed from London’s streets and green spaces. Thanks to all those
involved in this fantastic achievement.
Are you holding a Capital
Clean-up this spring?
Download our posters to help promote your
event - click on the links below, save, edit and distribute!
Download A4 poster.
Download the press release template below. The
press release includes a quote from the Mayor of London and you can
insert information about your event and organisation.
Press releases must be sent to Nicola for approval before being
sent to press, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
at least 5 working days in advance.
About Capital Clean-up
Capital Clean-up is a partnership campaign led
by the Mayor of London as part of his Team London volunteering
programme to help Londoners green and clean our city through
community engagement and participation. The campaign is now in its
fifth year and so far, we have coordinated over 1,000 clean-up
events led by community groups, members of the public and local
authorities. For more information visit http://www.london.gov.uk/capitalclean-up
Following a successful burst of Capital
Clean-up activity in the run up to the London 2012 Games,
Groundwork London is now working in partnership with the Greater
London Authority to continue to inspire and enable London’s
communities, businesses, charities and residents to make the
capital a cleaner, greener and safer place to live, work and play
For further information contact Rachel Kirk, Capital Clean Up
Project Manager, email@example.com