If you are involved with a community group that’s looking for ways to fund improvements to green, open spaces and to enhance people’s quality of life you may be interested in the Community Spaces Scheme.
Funded by the National Lottery, Community Spaces is a £57.5 million open grants programme that is managed by Groundwork UK’s Open Grants Department. Grants start at £10,000 and go up to £49,999. But be aware – the scheme closes on 7th January 2011 at 12 noon so if you think you are eligible get started on your application as soon as you can.
Information about the scheme and who can apply can be found here. Previously funded projects include wildlife community gardens, sensory gardens, community allotment schemes, park improvements and pathways projects.