Round two of the GM Green Spaces Fund is now open

About the GM Green Spaces Fund

The Greater Manchester Green Spaces Fund gives grants to communities to improve accessible local green spaces or create new ones where they are needed most.

Following its successful first applications round earlier this year, round two of the £2.6m Greater Manchester Green Spaces Fund is now open to applications until noon on Friday 27 January 2023.

The fund makes small and large grants available for community groups wanting to create new, accessible spaces or improve existing ones in their local area, particularly where there is currently poor local access to good quality green space.

Projects should improve publicly accessible spaces through physical improvements to make them better places for nature and people. These projects could take place in parks, community gardens, streets, schools, housing estates, canals, streams, rivers and existing nature reserves.

Examples of the type of projects it could support include:

  • Improving existing or creating new accessible green space for people and/or wildlife
  • Permanently greening streets
  • Creating new permanent parklets or pocket parks
  • Community gardening and food growing
  • Turning paved over areas to green areas
  • Cleaning up and restoring streams, rivers, canals and ponds

Green Spaces Fund Advisors

To make things easier for applicants, several Green Spaces Fund Advisors are on hand to help community groups apply. These advisors can:

  • Support groups to apply for the Green Spaces Fund and other funding opportunities
  • Ensure ideas generated by community groups are realistic and achievable
  • Support groups to develop their skills and confidence in project delivery
  • Develop the ongoing skills of community groups to ensure sites can be maintained and activities will continue long term

If you are interested in applying, you can get in touch directly with the local Green Spaces Fund Advisor:

More information and how to apply

To find out more about the fund and apply, please visit GM Environment Fund - Green Spaces Fund.

About the GM Environment Fund

The Green Spaces Fund is part of the Greater Manchester Environment Fund (GMEF), which has been established to provide more sustained investment in projects which contribute to creating a cleaner, carbon neutral Greater Manchester and to attract private investment. The environment fund, managed by Lancashire Wildlife Trust (LWT) aims to target funding to projects which improve nature, waterways and green spaces.