Greener City Fund

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 one near you.

Community Grants

Our Community Green Space and Community Tree Planting Grants have supported over 200 projects since 2017. Find a project near you on the Greener City Map.

Community Green Space Grants

Applications for our Community Green Space Grants are now closed. If you have a question about your application, please email [email protected] or call Ian Mairs on 0207 239 1286.

Find out more about previous years' projects:

Community Tree Planting Grants

Over £600,000 has been awarded to more than 30 projects to plant 40,000 trees this winter. Find out more about this year's Community Tree Planting projects.

Find out more about previous years' projects:

Green Capital grants

The Mayor has awarded £2.1 million of capital funding to six green space projects across London. Projects started in June 2018, and the parts funded by the Mayor will be completed by March 2020. Visit Green Capital grants for more details.

Good Growth Fund: Greening Projects

The Mayor has awarded over £800,000 to provide additional greening to seven regeneration projects and to fund green infrastructure audits on two development projects supported by the Good Growth Fund. This additional funding will support new exemplary approaches to greening the public realm, particularly in areas with little existing green cover. Projects started in June 2018 and the Greener City Fund elements will be completed by March 2020.

A summary of the seven regeneration projects is below.

Queen's Crescent: The Heart of Gospel Oak, Camden

The project will improve the quality of the public realm in this high street to better serve the Gospel Oak community and to prepare the place for significant change in coming years. Working closely with the local community to co-design the improvements, the project aims to transform the busy road space into a high quality public space with increased greenery including trees, sustainable drainage features such as rain gardens and new ‘pocket’ green spaces.

Plumstead High Street Improvement Schemes, Royal Borough of Greenwich

This high street improvement project will incorporate green infrastructure which goes beyond traditional street tree planting, to activate underused spaces, soften the environment through planting, provide play space and opportunities for resident gardening, create a sense of arrival in the town centre and strengthen the unique identity of the area.

Nourish Food and Community Hub, Hammersmith & Fulham

The project includes green space improvements, a new community food hub and affordable workspace across two estates in Hammersmith & Fulham. The project will use green infrastructure to improve the environmental performance of the public realm, creating resilient, climate adapting spaces, providing innovative flood risk management and improved air quality.

Connecting Wood Green, Haringey

The project will improve the public realm of a key east west route, drawing people into the heart of the area from both sides of the borough to transform this quiet part of Wood Green. Planting will be designed to improve wayfinding and connections between spaces, as well as improve the quality of streets and will form a key part of the planned public realm design guide for Wood Green.

SHEDx, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

The project involves working with local communities to create a community growing hub in Tolworth including mobile green sheds to act as meanwhile uses for local greening, discussion, problem solving and storytelling, and creation of ‘natural paths’ to create a ‘Bee Triangle’ between Tolworth, Surbiton and New Malden which will encourage pollinators through the planting of herbs and flowers.

Scrubs Lane, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

The project will improve wayfinding, legibility and biodiversity along Scrubs Lane and at Willesden Junction station, setting the ambition for greening across development in the Old Oak and Park Royal area. Improvements include wildflower planting around Willesden Junction station and better access at a key entrance to Wormwood Scrubs from Scrubs Lane.

Thamesmead Community, Enterprise & Learning Hub, Peabody

The project is taking a community co-design approach to reactivate a derelict social club and a set of under-road arches to provide flexible civic and affordable enterprise spaces. The project will increase and improve green infrastructure along routes to and around the new facilities, including a new ‘urban woodland walk’.

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