The Mayor is helping to make London the world's first National Park City, where more than half of the city's area is green in 2050. To help do this, he created the £12 million Greener City Fund. This includes:
- Community Tree Planting and Green Space Grants: £5 million offered in several rounds to help Londoners plant trees and make our city greener. To date, over £3 million has been awarded to over 180 projects since 2017.
- Strategic green infrastructure projects: £3 million to major projects that bring a range of environmental benefits. This includes £2.1 million Green Capital grant funding to support six large-scale green space projects starting in summer 2018, and £800,000 allocated to nine projects through the Good Growth Fund to increase greening of the built environment.
- London’s urban forest: £3 million, including £1.5 million to help create new woodlands, and funding to pilot new approaches to supporting street tree planting, improve data about London’s trees and support London-wide projects.
- Community engagement: £1 million to work with partners and Londoners on a range of community and public engagement programmes in the run up to London becoming a National Park City in 2019, including London's biggest ever tree planting weekend.
The Greener City Fund has supported over 200 projects so far. Explore our Greener City Map to find out one near you.