£20,000 urban greening grant available in Manchester and London

by | May 15, 2017 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

TD Securities, alongside the Community Forest Trust, is offering a cash boost for projects in both Greater Manchester and Greater London.

The TD Green Streets programme offers a grant to groups or organisations for innovative urban forestry projects including planting street trees, creating community orchards or establishing new woodlands.

Community groups and organisations across both Greater London and Greater Manchester are being invited to develop ideas for urban forestry projects, which will bring a touch of nature to our towns and cities.

£10,000 is available in both regions, with the grant pot totalling £20,000. The deadline for applications is 31 August 2017.

Previous winning projects have included a 4,000 tree new community woodland created on a former landfill site, as well as an innovative ‘food forest’ established in hospital grounds.

Kevin Wigley, Community Forest Trust, comments: “This funding empowers communities to come up with inspired urban greening initiatives that bring a much-needed touch of green to our towns and cities.

“We are really looking forward to seeing the range of ideas that come forward and with the support of TD Securities, can help bring the best to life, benefitting local communities”.

The scheme is being run in partnership with Trees for Cities in Greater London and City of Trees in Greater Manchester.

For more information and to apply email Kevin Wigley; kevin@cityoftrees.org.uk