Funding for London organisations to ‘Grow Back Greener’


Groundwork are looking for projects across the capital that will make the city greener and give Londoners the chance to get involved, as well as helping us adapt to climate change.

The Grow Back Greener Grants will support a wide range of activities to help make London greener, fairer, healthier and more resilient. These activities should take place in and enhance publicly accessible spaces including parks, community gardens, housing estates, streets, waterways and nature reserves. They should mainly be focused on making physical improvements to the space.

They will prioritise projects that:

  • work with, or are preferably led by, Londoners who are less likely to access green space. This includes BAME and lower income Londoners, and over-65s
  • are in areas of the city that have poorer access to open space and nature, especially where these are also areas of deprivation
  • include opportunities for training or developing skills

About The Fund

Area: Across London.

Suitable for: registered charities including Charitable Incorporated Organisations, formally constituted community groups, Community Interest Companies, Community Benefit Societies, tenants and residents’ associations, or Tenant Management Organisations (TMO), housing associations, and local authorities, but only where working in collaboration with local groups, schools or civil society organisations.

Applications must be from a formally constituted organisation, with an organisational bank account and able to enter into legal contracts. You cannot apply as a private individual.

Funding size: Between £5,000 and £50,000.

Application deadline: Applications close at 5pm on Monday 5 October 2020. Projects should take place between November 2020 and June 2021.

Read more about this funding opportunity.

About the Author:

Keir is a project officer based in Semble's Bristol office. Most of his time is spent on two of our movement campaigns, Outdoor Classroom Day and Backyard Nature. One of Keir’s main interests is food equality and outside of Semble he runs a small community food waste project.