Pocket parks: helping communities transform unloved, neglected or derelict areas into new green spaces
A new £1.35 million fund has been launched to help local communities in England create new pocket parks or to revive rundown green spaces in their area.
Community groups can now bid grants of up to £15,000 for new pocket parks and up to £25,000 to renovate existing parks which have fallen into disrepair, bringing them back into public use.
Pocket Parks can be in a housing estate, adjacent to a canal, in a high street, in the ground of a local community facility such as a library or community centre, etc.
Applications can be made by community groups working in partnership with their local authority. The funding is being made available through the Pocket Parks Plus programme and the closing date for applications is 5pm on the 31st December 2019.