The Mayor wants London to be the first National Park City, with a target of making more than 50% of the city green by 2050. To help do this, he created the Greener City Fund in summer 2017. This includes:
- Community Tree Planting and Green Space Grants: £3 million to help Londoners plant trees and make our city greener. These community grants will be offered in several rounds. In the first round, £400,000 was awarded to 29 tree planting projects running from October 2017 – March 2018. Another £1.1 million went to 55 green space projects happening in 2018
- 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 to start 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 to help create new woodlands; pilot new approaches to supporting tree planting in public space; improve data about London’s trees; and support London-wide projects
Explore our Greener City Map to find out about projects we are funding and how to get involved.