A SWINDON community project has been selected to receive £1,000 after applying for funding from organic skin and haircare brand Green People.

Central Area Residents Improvement Group received the money after Green People launched a national campaign – Change the World in 20 Ways - to celebrate its 20th year of driving positive change in the beauty world.

Formed in 2016, Central Area Residents Improvement Group (CARIG) aims to bring together the local community, represent their views and improve the area in which they live. So far, activities have involved a barbecue and opportunity to socialise, street cleaning, and the creation of a thriving allotment with plans to supply a new community café with produce.

Toni Osborne, who nominated CARIG said: “We’re delighted to have been selected and have great plans to take our project further.”

Green People is supported by renowned anatomist, author and broadcaster, and official science communication advisor and brand ambassador, Professor Alice Roberts.

She said: “The Change the World in 20 Ways campaign has highlighted groups and individuals who are working hard to make a positive difference in the world.”

“The projects that have won funds are so diverse - some focused on health and disability, others on building community cohesion, or promoting nature education, but they all have something important in common - they’re led by motivated and inspirational people who care deeply about others, and the environment.”