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In line with his support for Make London a National Park City, the Mayor of London is setting up a Greener City Fund to provide money for local groups to plant trees and improve green spaces.  Groups have until 29 September to apply for Tree Planting Grants and until 20 October to apply for Community Green Spaces Grants.

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Greener City Fund

Mayor Sadiq Khan’s new £9 million fund to create and improve green spaces and encourage more tree planting in London.

The Mayor wants to make London the first National Park City with a target of making 50 per cent of the city green by 2050. To do this, we want to plant more trees, restore our rivers, create natural play-spaces for children and green routes to encourage walking and cycling.

The first commitment towards this is the Greener City Fund, a grant programme to support boroughs, local communities and environmental organisations to plant more trees and improve our green spaces.

Applications are now open so we want to hear about your ideas!

Grants available

Over the next three years the Mayor has committed £3 million to help Londoners plant trees and make our city greener.

You’ll receive funding and expert advice about running projects in your local area.

The grants open from August 2017 are:

Community Tree Planting Grants – round one

Want to plant a community orchard, or more trees in your local park? We’re looking for projects across London which  will involve community groups in planting thousands of trees and help improve children’s access to nature.

Applications for Community Tree Planting grants close on 29 September 2017. Projects should take place from November 2017 to February 2018.

Community Green Spaces Grants – round one

Is there a bare patch of grass near you which could be transformed into a community garden? Or a paved area which could be turned into somewhere to play? We’re looking for projects which will green the grey and bring nature into the city. These grants aim to improve and increase green space across London and help local people to have their say on the design and creation of new spaces.

Applications for Community Green Space grants close on 20 October 2017. Projects should take place from January - December 2018.

 For detailed information visit the Greener City Fund page on the Mayor of London website.

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