National Grid’s electricity distribution business has once again teamed up with Local Giving to deliver the latest phase of its Community Matters Fund. The Green Spaces Community fund will provide £500,000 to support communities to enhance their local environments and encourage more people to make the most of their green spaces.

Registered charities or non-profit companies limited by guarantee can apply for up to £10,000; constituted charitable organisations with no charity number can apply for up to £2000.

Applications for the Green Spaces Community Fund could include the following:

  • Planting spaces and new allotment creation in existing green spaces

  • Bee banks, bird/bat boxes, wildflowers, ponds, trees, hedges, and projects to improve biodiversity

  • Development of unused land into green space

  • Gardening workshops and allotment activities to bring vulnerable members of the community into green spaces

  • Access pathways, ramps and seating in parkland or nature reserves

  • Redevelopment of existing green spaces to encourage greater community use

  • Forest School education sessions for young people or craft workshops in nature

  • Innovative approaches to create or develop green spaces for public enjoyment

The programme is now live and will accept applications until 12th May 2023 Projects must be delivered and funding spent by 31st December 2023. Click here for the full grant information and application process.


Information correct at the time of publishing


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