Droitwich communities can apply for 'Green Spaces Fund' to make most of environment - The Droitwich Standard

Droitwich communities can apply for 'Green Spaces Fund' to make most of environment

Droitwich Editorial 19th Apr, 2023   0

APPLICATIONS are now open for a new Green Spaces Fund which will support communities across Worcestershire to encourage more people to make the most of their environment.

The Green Spaces initiative is the latest phase of the Community Matters Fund run by National Grid Electricity Distribution.

The fund, which is paid for entirely by shareholders, has awarded £4.3 million to grassroots organisations since 2021.

The aim of the fund is to support the development of green spaces to bring communities together, encourage more wildlife and biodiversity, improve air quality and reduce noise, as well as delivering health benefits, and creating employment and volunteering opportunities.

Applications are welcome from community organisations of all kinds, particularly those supporting vulnerable groups to overcome barriers to accessing green spaces.

Projects that create volunteering opportunities for members of the local community are also encouraged to apply.

The Green Spaces Community Fund is open to community organisations and charities of all sizes working in the National Grid Electricity Distribution area in the West Midlands.

Jill Russell, environment manager at National Grid, said: “We’re committed to empowering communities and promoting sustainability across our region.

“The launch of the Green Spaces Community Fund is a testament to this commitment and we’re excited to support grassroots organisations to create green spaces that benefit everyone.

“We believe that access to green spaces is essential for the wellbeing of both individuals and communities, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact of this initiative on our communities.”

The fund will award grants of up to £2,000 for unregistered organisations.

Registered charities and eligible non-profit companies can apply for up to £10,000.

The closing date for applications is Friday May 12.

Visit www.nationalgrid.co.uk/community-matters-fund to apply.


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