GROUPS in North Ayrshire could be in line of a share of £160,000 council cash pot.
North Ayrshire Council has £160,000 in its Landfill Communities Fund.
And 13 groups have applied for a share of the cash fund that was open to any project that focused on improving the local environment.
The council was inundated from requests from sports clubs, environmental and ecological groups, churches and conservation bodies.
Each application will be evaluated on criteria including educational impact, partnership value, job creation and council support.
Since the scheme began in 1997 the Council has contributed more than £2 million to 138 projects across North Ayrshire.
The projects vying for a share of the cash are:
l Irvine Community Sports Club have asked for £30,000 to upgrade the boiler and hot water storage.
l Friends of Eas Mor Ecology, Isle of Arran have asked for £13,783 to build a new footpath near Kildonan.
l Ayrshire Rivers Trust have asked for £3074.
l Kyle Water Ski Club in Kilbirnie have asked for £8000 to provide a septic tank, shower and toilet facilities within the boathouse at Kilbirnie Loch.
l Isle of Cumbrae Initiative Company at Garrison House have asked for £2270 to improve its ornamental garden, duck pond and picnic area.
l Barrmill Community Association have asked for £26,700 to make a range of environmental improvements within the village.
l Scottish Sports Council Trust Company have asked for £10,000 to build a community club room for tennis and football at Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre in Largs.
l Ardrossan Church of the Nazarene has asked for £18,000 to repair its roof.
l Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) an Irvine Woodlands project has asked for £8165.
l The Committee of Pirnmill Village Association, Isle of Arran have asked for £1500 to replace a footbridge.
l RSPB at Bogside in Irvine have asked for £5000 for a programme of conservation to be carried out.
l ANCHO Community Link Project, Hunter Drive in Irvine have asked for £17,822 to build a play area.
St Margaret’s Parish Church, Dalry have asked for £20,000 for roof repairs and decorating works to be carried out.
A decision will be made by the Executive Committee of North Ayrshire Council later this week.