Shettleston Community Growing Project

The CSV Action Earth campaign was launched at the Shettleston Community Growing Project.

Thanks to support from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), green grants of up to £500 are available to help people to protect and restore natural habitats, especially in deprived areas.

CSV plan to allocate £37,500 of SNH funding to projects aimed at promoting biodiversity.

STV weather presenter, Sean Batty, is supporting the campaign.

He said: "Everyone has something to gain by helping maintain biodiversity. This could mean clearing up a river, restoring parkland, planting wildflowers, digging ponds or building bird and bat boxes."

Alison Matheson, of Scottish Natural Heritage, said: "We hope that people will use these small grants to take action and make a real difference to the quality of their neighbourhood."

The campaign will provide volunteers and groups with grants of up to £250 to help kick start community environmental projects. Local nature reserves can also apply for enhanced grants of £500.