More trees for Catford – access Mayor of London Fund to improve green spaces

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More Trees for Catford – Mayor Sadiq Khan’s new £9 million fund to create and improve green spaces and encourage more tree planting in London.

A Greener City Fund, offering up to £9 million to support local community groups, schools, boroughs and charities to plant more trees and create and improve green spaces across the capital has been launched by the Mayor of London.

The first round of Community Tree Planting Grants and Community Green Spaces Grants are now open for application. There’s £1 million of funding for the first round, and grants of between £5,000 – £50,000 are available. Apply by 29 September for the Tree Planting Grants and 20 October 2017 for the Green Space Grants.

Find out everything you need to know and access the applications here:

” Community Tree Planting Grants – round one
Want to plant a community orchard, or more trees in your local park? We’re looking for projects across London which will involve community groups in planting thousands of trees and help improve children’s access to nature.
Applications for Community Tree Planting grants close on 29 September 2017.
Projects should take place from November 2017 to February 2018.”

“Community Green Spaces Grants – round one
Is there a bare patch of grass near you which could be transformed into a community garden? Or a paved area which could be turned into somewhere to play? We’re looking for projects which will green the grey and bring nature into the city. These grants aim to improve and increase green space across London and help local people to have their say on the design and creation of new spaces.
Applications for Community Green Space grants close on 20 October 2017. Projects should take place from January – December 2018″.

Street Trees for Living – the Brockley Society
Lewisham is ahead of its time and thanks to the Brockley Society, has its own Tree planting organisation Street Trees For Living Street trees for Living is a volunteer group working with Lewisham Council and residents to help plant trees on our streets. They are always looking for volunteers. Please join them by in growing street trees across the borough, by becoming a tree guardian, sponsor or tree rep

Why:
Tree-lined streets are good for living
They offer homes for insects and birds, blossom for bee, beauty, shade and even peace
Trees are scientifically proven contribution to general health and purer air

Locally, the Corbett Residents Association have raised money to fund planting of a number of street trees in recent years and have successfully accessed funding from the Catford South Assembly to improve the Catford South Environment.
The Catford South Assembly fund is currently open for 2017, Closing date is Thursday the 21st of September at 11pm

Currently Holbeach Primary School are crowd funding to help improve the environment of their school to improve the health of the children of Catford

The Ella Roberta Family Foundation is a local organisation striving to make real political change around air quality and are always looking for support and volunteers. They are organising a chairity ‘Run for Ella‘ in October

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Hi. I am the coordinator for the Catford South Local Assembly and a friend of all things Catford :-)

2 Comments

  1. LucyLoveCat on

    Sorry to miss you off the List of great tree funders in Catford Kate!
    It is amazing how much this community cares about the environment.
    Keep up the good work and please remember to let us know more information as you get it.
    Thanks

  2. Culverley Green Resident’s Association have also being raising money for street trees. Last Year we raised enough funds to plant 4 trees . We planted 3 in Arran Road and 1 in Thornsbeach. We are hoping that this year we can plant some in Culverley and Newquay. The difficulty is as always finding suitable tree pits and persuading residents that street trees are beneficial to the environment.
    We are also looking at ways of improving the look of Culverley Green itself by having a small wild flower patch and eventually raising enough money to replace the broken fencing with some decent railings

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