Community groups across Greater Manchester can now apply for grants of up to £40,000 to improve or create local green spaces in their area.

Marking the Decarbonisation Summit event at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester on 7 June 2022, Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham announced that applications for the Greater Manchester Green Spaces Fund are now live. 

The £2.6million scheme supports community-led projects that increase the amount and quality of accessible, nature-rich green space in the region, particularly in the areas where people need it most. It gives small grants to communities to improve local green spaces or create new ones. 

Projects should improve accessible spaces through physical improvements to make them better places for nature and people. These projects could take place in parks, community gardens, streets, schools, housing estates, canals/streams/rivers, and existing nature reserves. There are two types of grants available: grants up to £10,000 and grants between £10,000 and £40,000.

For more information and to apply please visit the Greater Manchester Environmental Fund website

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