The Mayor wants London to be the first National Park City, with a target of making 50% of the city green space by 2050. To do this, we want to plant more trees, restore our rivers, create natural play-spaces for children and green routes to encourage walking and cycling.
The Greener City Fund includes:
- Green Capital: £3m to support strategic green space improvements that will bring multiple environmental benefits. For example, river restoration in parks which could provide flood water storage, new habitats for wildlife and improved space for play. We will also fund environmental improvements as part of the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund projects
- London’s urban forest: £3m to help create new woodlands, pilot new approaches to tree planting in public space, improve data about London’s trees and support London-wide projects
- Community Tree Planting and Green Space grants: £3m to help Londoners plant trees and make our city greener. The first round of community grant applications is now closed. Applications for future rounds of funding will open in 2018.
Read the Greener City Fund prospectus (August 2017) to find out more.