HALTON is set to benefit from a share of £115,000 to help make its surrounding areas cleaner and greener.

The funding has been made available for Merseyside and Halton community and voluntary groups, schools, faith groups and not-for-profit organisations, who can reduce household waste, encourage recycling and resource re-use and prevent carbon emissions.

The money is coming from the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund which has been running annually since 2006.

Applications are now closed and successful applicants will soon find out if they have been awarded up to £25,000.

Chairperson of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA), councillor Tony Concepcion, said: “We’ve made this money available for new and existing projects which can have an impact on their local community and make Merseyside and Halton a cleaner and greener place for us all to live and work.”