The Our Space Award is a grant scheme to help Londoners green their city through active community engagement and participation. The scheme supports improvement projects across all types of open space – in parks, on housing estates, in town centres, in woodlands and in school grounds.
Additionally, this year, further funds have been committed for turning grey, hard landscaping areas, into greener spaces that help with drainage issues – such as the removal of hard surfaces and creation of rain gardens, or the installation of Sustainable Urban Drainage planters.
This funding is available to community groups of three or more people who meet regularly. Groups do not have to be formally arranged or constituted but do need to be London-based and have energy and enthusiasm for their projects.
There are three tiers of grants, as follows:
•Small grants of £500 to £1,000
•Standard grants of £1,000 to £3,000
• Flagship grants of £3,000 to £5,000
Groups can also apply for an additional £5,000 for removal of hard surfaces, such as tarmac, concrete or paving.
The closing date for applications has been extended to 9am on 12 August 2019.
For full details and to apply, please visit the Groundwork London website.