Big Green Fund

MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What criteria were established for selecting recipients of funding from the "Big Green Fund"?


Answer for Big Green Fund

Answer for Big Green Fund

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Applicants to the Big Green Fund were asked to demonstrate project delivery on the following criteria:

       All projects should already be identified as a project or project cluster in one of the 11 All London Green Grid (ALGG) Area Frameworks.

       Applications should be made by a representative of one of the ALGG Area Groups, or a similar partnership operating at a similar geography.

       Match funding of at least half of the total project cost is identified (i.e. every pound of GLA funding must be matched by at least pound of additional funding).

       Projects must be deliverable by March 2015 at the latest.

Ten applications were assessed against the core aims of the ALGG including improvement of green space and public realm, improvement of linkages and connections to existing green spaces, neighbourhoods, increase in visitor numbers and so on. Funding has been provided to six of these projects.