Funding for Communities to Create Pocket Parks
The Government has launched the Pocket Parks Plus fund to support local community groups to develop their own small plots of land which provide an oasis from urban life and that help improve the physical and mental health of surrounding communities. There is a total of £1 million allocated for 2018/19 with grants of up to £15,000 for new pocket parks and £25,000 for refurbishment of existing parks split between capital and revenue. Communities are required to obtain match-funding. Pocket parks are defined as a piece of land of up to 0.4 hectares, although many are around 0.02 hectares – the size of a tennis court. Each pocket park will be an individual space tailored to the needs of the local area by the community group which has applied for the grant.
Find out more here: Pocket Parks Plus Grants
Closes: 25 January 2019
Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fund
Provided by Greggs Foundation and administered by seven charity committees throughout Great Britain, the Fund is available for sustainable and new or innovative approaches to supporting and improving the resilience of communities of interest in England, Scotland and Wales. Eligible communities of interest include people who are:
- Disabled or suffering chronic illness.
- Living in poverty.
- Voluntary carers.
- Isolated older people.
- Other demonstrable significant need.
Grants of up to £2,000 can be used towards projects such as sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks.
Find out more here: Local Community Projects Fund
Closes: 28 February 2019
Tampon Tax Fund 2019/20
The £15 million Tampon Tax Fund, managed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and provided annually from the funds generated from the VAT on the sale of sanitary products, aims to support the country’s vulnerable and under-represented women and girls.
Find out more here: Tampon Tax Fund
Closes: 20 January 2019