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Funding Opportunity - Pocket Parks

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) invites applications from communities to apply for funding to support them with establishing new pocket parks, creating safe and usable green spaces, and for helping to restore and renovate existing parks which have fallen into disrepair, bringing them back into public use. Applications are sought from communities that can provide evidence of a local need that can be addressed through the creation or refurbishment of a park.

The scheme will provide grants to community-led bodies working in partnership with their local authority with the aim of creating new pocket parks or bringing existing green spaces up to a safe, usable standard and ensuring long-term support for those initiatives. For the purposes of this scheme we will define a pocket park as a piece of land of up to 0.4 hectares (although many are around 0.02 hectares, the size of a tennis court) which may already be under grass, but which is unused, undeveloped or derelict.

Further information and details of the application process is available from https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/761603/Pocket_Parks_Plus_Prospectus.pdf

Applications must be received by email at pocketparksplus@communities.gov.uk by 5:00pm on Friday 25 January 2019

Posted: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Funding