Put your mark on the community

AN INTERNATIONAL paint producer is looking for projects in the Gazette area which might benefit from a lick of paint.

Dulux has launched the ‘Let’s Colour Project’ which aims to offer a helping hand to community groups and charities in Broughty Ferry, Barnhill and other areas of greater Dundee.

The project is open to anyone who has the drive and determination to make a difference in their community.

The Let’s Colour Project is on a mission to add colour to the lives of people across the UK and successful applicants will receive a donation of paint to help them improve their local environments and create brighter futures.

The company have pledged to donate £1,000,000 to the Let’s Colour Fund every year plus 60,000 litres of paint to help spruce up communities across the UK.

UK marketing director of Dulux, Letty Edwards said: “The Let’s Colour Project stands for colour, transformation and impacting on people’s lives.

“This scheme is not just about donating paint; it is also about bringing together communities and working collectively for a good cause.

“By donating paint to projects in need of help, it is our hope that people will embark on their own colourful journeys, pulling together to recruit and organise volunteers in order to complete the work, improve local environments and leave behind a positive long-term legacy.

“Nominated projects will be judged against criteria and also on the positive impact that they have to the local community.

“Any that are unsuccessful will be referred to the Community Repaint Scheme, which is proudly sponsored by Dulux.”

The Community Repaint Scheme is a network or paint reuse projects which aim to improve people’s environments and wellbeing throuhgout the UK.

As part of the wider initiative, Let’s Colour is also working with Groundwork, the environmental regeneration charity. They are seeking to identify some national colour transformation projects in need of regeneration, and to improve community cohesion by co-ordinating volunteers within the local community.

To find out further information on the Let’s Colour Project or to apply, visit www.letscolour.co.uk. For regular updates join the Facebook group Let’s Colour UK, visit www.facebook.com/LetsColourUK.