Projects needed to support communities by creating more sustainable and resilient spaces through:
greening - planting more trees and plants in an area
rewilding - allowing nature to take over an area
water management - slowing rainwater before it gets to the drainage systems
Project funding could also include connections to allow people to access these improved spaces, furniture to encourage usage and measures to encourage active travel. Requests of between £1,000 and £10,000 for small-scale capital projects could be considered.
The types of projects that were supported include:
pocket parks and forests - small urban or rural forests
rain gardens - a depressed area in the landscape that collects rainwater from a roof or area of land and allows it to soak into the ground
green roofs - a roof that is partially or completely covered with vegetation
ponds and living walls or vertical gardens
furniture to encourage usage and measures to encourage active travel walking, wheeling and cycling.
Communities need to have been involved
We believe people understand what's needed in their communities better than anyone else. It’s important to us that all supported projects involved their community in the design, development, and delivery of the project activity.
If projects work with children, young people or vulnerable adults