Community Green Space Grants 2019

In January 2019, the Mayor awarded £1.27 million to 78 community projects to help them improve and create green spaces across the capital. These projects are running from January 2019 until February 2020.

29 of the projects involve greening school playgrounds to reduce children's exposure to air pollution. Others include designing new community gardens, improving parks and cleaning up waterways. Across all projects, 65 hectares of green and blue space will be improved.

Find a project in your area on our Greener City Map.

Community Green Space Projects

Multiple boroughs

London Tails of Amphibian Discovery (T.O.A.D.)

Froglife has been awarded £46,649 for a project to support London's common toads across seven sites in Bexley, Brent, Lambeth and Ealing. The project will create and restore ponds and lakes, and include volunteer training and public engagement.

Capital Orchard City

The Orchard Project has been awarded £13,550 to create three new community orchards in Greenwich, Haringey and Croydon. The orchards will be developed using a proven model, supporting and training communities to look after the trees themselves.

Greening the Regents – Building a Green Network Initiative

Lower Regents Coalition, working in partnership with a range of organisations, has been awarded £20,000 to install floating planters at two sites on the Regents Canal in Tower Hamlets and Hackney. This will help create a green corridor along the canal, provide a home for wildlife and improve water quality.

Barking and Dagenham

Barking Well and Wild

Company Drinks, working in partnership with London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, has been awarded £14,500 to create a new people focused green space in Barking Park. The project will transform a disused bowling green into an intergenerational wellbeing space for growing, picking and socialising.

Barnet

A Place of Possibilities: Hampden Way Community Garden

Hampden Way Nursery School has been awarded £15,540 to create a community garden in an unused space in front of the school in East Barnet. The garden will create a safe and natural place for children to play.

Learning from Nature

The Harington Scheme, working in partnership with Cricklewood Millennium Green Trust, Claremont Primary School and Lansdowne Care Home, has been awarded £17,660 to enrich Cricklewood Millennium Green. The project will plant native wildflowers and create an educational nature trail.

Brent

SPS Greener Spaces

Salusbury Primary School has been awarded £10,000 to create a new garden at their school in Queen's Park. The garden will include a dense and varied planting scheme to improve air quality and bring health benefits to the whole school and wider community.
 

Camden

Story Garden

Global Generation, working in partnership with the British Library, has been awarded £35,000 to create a new community garden in Somers Town. The temporary garden will include an orchard, wildlife habitats and educational space for local people.
 

Ealing

Community Engagement in the River Brent, a Critical River for Eels

The Zoological Society of London, working in partnership with Thames21, has been awarded £18,370 to reconnect habitat for eels on the River Brent. The project will reconnect 5km of the river with the Thames and engage the local community in conservation.

Enfield

A Greener Future for Trent Park

Thames21, working in partnership with the London Borough of Enfield, Friends of Trent Park, Froglife and London Orienteering Klubb, has been awarded £30,000 for improvements to Trent Park. The project will create new ponds and plant trees to improve public access and reduce flood risk downstream.
 

Greenwich

Metro Orchards

METRO Charity has been awarded £15,000 to transform part of a derelict allotment site in Eltham. The project will create a multipurpose venue for food education, therapeutic gardening and nature.
 

Hackney

Greening Gayhurst Appleby Middleton Neighbourhood

London Borough of Hackney, working in partnership with local community groups, has been awarded £50,000 to green the streets between London Fields and Stonebridge Gardens. The project will plant trees, create a natural play area, and install sustainable drainage.

Clapton Common Community Garden

Clapton Commons Community Association has been awarded £17,500 to create a community garden on Clapton Common in Stamford Hill. The garden will be accessible to the whole community, giving people the opportunity to learn more about horticulture.

Community Garden @ Wentworth Nursery School

Wentworth Nursery School and Children's Centre has been awarded £7,500 to create a community garden at their site in Homerton. The garden will include trees, planting and new play areas.
 

Hammersmith & Fulham

Wormholt Park Improvement Project

Friends of Wormholt Park, working in partnership with Hammersmith Community Gardens Association, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and Wormholt Residents Association, have been awarded £5,000 to improve Wormholt Park in Shepherd's Bush. The project will create opportunities for inclusive play and improve wildlife habitats.

Aspen Gardens Green Space

Aspen Gardens TRA, working in partnership with London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, and Groundwork London, has been awarded £19,000 to create a community garden at Aspen Gardens Estate in Hammersmith. The project will make the only green space on the estate useable and tackle air and noise pollution from the nearby Hammersmith Flyover.
 

Haringey

Wood Green Library Garden

Future Wood Green, working in partnership with Grow N22, has been awarded £20,770 to create a new community garden outside Wood Green Library. The project will improve an area of derelict planters and include sustainable drainage, seating and platform space.

Holy Trinity CE Primary School Garden

Holy Trinity CE Primary School have been awarded £19,414 to create a garden at the school in Tottenham. The garden will provide a natural environment for play and learning.

Greening Tottenham Lock

Stonebridge Lock Coalition, working in partnership with Canal and River Trust, Moo Canoes and Thames21, has been awarded £20,000 to improve the Lee Navigation at Tottenham Lock. The project will install floating reedbeds to improve water quality and provide wildlife habitat.
 

Harrow

Methuen Close Pocket Park

The London Borough of Harrow has been awarded £19,200 to create a pocket park at Methuen Close, Edgware. The project will transform an underused green space for local residents and wildlife.
 

Hillingdon

Elephant Park: Creation of Wetland Habitats

London Borough of Hillingdon, working in partnership with Woodlarks and Waders, has been awarded £40,000 to create new wetland habitats in Elephant Park in North Hillingdon. The ponds and ditches will create space for wildlife, reduce flood risk and improve the look and feel of the park.
 

Islington

Sunnyside Courtyard

Sunnyside Community Gardens has been awarded £10,000 to renovate the main entrance and social space of their gardens in Archway. The renovation will include new planting and seating areas and resurface the courtyard.

Caledonian Park Woodland Amphitheatre

Caledonian Park Friends Group, working in partnership with London Borough of Islington, has been awarded £6,000 to improve an area of woodland in Caledonian Park. The project will create an amphitheatre, outdoor classroom, loggery and natural play area.

Market Road Wild and Green Nature Garden

Octopus Community Network, working in partnership with London Borough of Islington, Hayward Adventure Playground and Holloway School, has been awarded £15,229 to renovate a section of Market Road Gardens. The project will create an attractive woodland nature garden.

Community Kitchen Garden & Wildlife Planter Project

Friends of Wray Crescent Open Space, working in partnership with London Borough of Islington, have been awarded £6,291 to create a community kitchen garden at Wray Crescent in Stroud Green. The project will install raised food-growing beds and tiered beds of shrubs and floral plants.
 

Kensington & Chelsea

Holland Park West Woodland Restoration Project

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, working in partnership with the Friends of Holland Park, has been awarded £11,000 to restore an area of woodland in Holland Park. The restoration will incorporate an area for outdoor learning, and improve the woodland for wildlife.
 

Kingston upon Thames

Hogsmill Open Space Nature Trail

Sustrans, working in partnership with Malden Manor Community Group and Lower Mole Partnership, has been awarded £15,000 to create a nature trail at Hogsmill Open Space in Kingston. The trail will be developed with local people to improve access and connection to the space.
 

Lambeth

Slade Gardens Rejuvenation

Urban Growth Learning Gardens, working in partnership with Slade Gardens Community Play Association, has been awarded £19,942 to rejuvenate the garden of a popular adventure playground at Slade Gardens in Brixton. The project will build new raised beds, create a pond, and a natural play area.

Ruskin Park Wildlife Area

Friends of Ruskin Park, working in partnership with London Borough of Lambeth, has been awarded £10,305 to revitalise the wildlife area in Ruskin Park, Denmark Hill. The project will create new entrances and improve the pond to improve accessibility.

Brockwell Park Perennial Meadow and Natural Play Space

London Borough of Lambeth has been awarded £19,446 to remove tarmac to create a wildflower meadow in Brockwell Park, Herne Hill. The project will also create an informal play area and bee hotels.

Wildlife for Waterloo

Bankside Open Spaces Trust has been awarded £15,300 to improve Waterloo Millennium Green. The project will enhance the existing water feature with new planting and create a nature trail.

Greenhouse Renovate

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses have been awarded £10,297 to improve their growing space in Brockwell Park in Herne Hill, Lambeth. The greenhouse renovation will provide more space for schools, volunteers and workshops to learn about nature and gardening.

Greening up Archbishop’s Park

Friends of Archbishop's Park, working in partnership with Roots and Shoots, NHS South London & Maudsley, and Ethelred's Nursery School and Children's Centre, have been awarded £19,920 to create an educational garden at Archbishop's Park in Lambeth. The garden will support the training of vulnerable adults and local volunteers.

Woody Community Forest

Woodmansterne School has been awarded £5,807 to turn an unused section of their playing field in Streatham into a forested area. It will include new trees, an orchard, a bee hive and a wildflower meadow.
 

Lewisham

Evelyn 200

DeptfordFolk, working in partnership with London Borough of Lewisham, Civic Trees and Lewisham Homes, have been awarded £19,500 to plant 70 trees around North Deptford. This is part of their Evelyn200 project to plant 200 trees across the Evelyn Ward.
 

Newham

Healthy Living and Learning at North Beckton Primary School

North Beckton Primary School, working in partnership with Trees for Cities, has been awarded £15,000 to create an edible playground at the school in Beckton. The project will enable the students to grow their own fruit and vegetables and play more outdoors.

Mini Grass Routes

Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre has been awarded £17,500 to transform a derelict green space in North Woolwich. The project will create a community garden working in collaboration with local residents.
 

Southwark

Lewes House Blue & Green Roofs

London Borough of Southwark, working in partnership with Team London Bridge, Lewes House Estate Management and AECOM, has been awarded £30,000 to install sustainable drainage at Lewes House Estate in London Bridge. The project will include green and blue roofs, trees and new planters.

Biodiversity Improvements at Russia Dock Woodland

The Conservation Volunteers, working in partnership with Friends of Russia Dock Woodland and London Borough of Southwark, has been awarded £10,000 to improve the wildlife value of Russia Dock Woodland in Rotherhithe. The project will create wildflower meadows, improve waterways, and plant native trees and hedgerows.

Bermondsey Community Gardens

Bermondsey Community Kitchen has been awarded £12,500 to create community gardens at six housing estates in South Bermondsey. The gardens will include growing spaces and mini apple orchards.
 

Tower Hamlets

Isle of Dogs Community Gardens

Seeds for Growth, working in partnership with local communities, has been awarded £20,000 to create two community gardens at housing estates in the Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets. The gardens will include growing space, children's play areas and an orchard.

Waltham Forest

Stoneydown Park Expansion

what if: projects, working in partnership with the London Borough of Waltham Forest, has been awarded £26,006 to expand Stoneydown Park on Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow. The new area of the park will include a play space, meadow, new trees and seating.

Greener Greenway

Friends of Greenway Avenue Community Play Garden have been awarded £5,000 to improve their community garden in Walthamstow. The project will enhance food growing space, create a new pond, and improve access.

Linear Park: Sensory Gardens

Matter Architecture, working in partnership with London Borough of Waltham Forest and Create, have been awarded £20,000 to create sensory gardens at Linear Park in Leytonstone. The project aims to bring together a new gardening group to help maintain the park as an active public space.

Wandsworth

Greening, Growing and Gaining

Chestnut Grove Academy has been awarded £28,757 to green their school grounds in Balham, Wandsworth. The project will create habitat for wildlife, plant a range of trees, and develop a kitchen and herb garden.

School Air Quality Greening Projects

Multiple boroughs

Planting Healthy Air in Schools

Trees for Cities, working in partnership with Mapping for Change, have been awarded £50,000 to support four primary schools across London to green their school playgrounds to improve air quality. Projects will include tree planting, hedgerows and green screens.
 

Barnet

Clean Air Green Screens

Wessex Gardens Primary School has been awarded £17,000 to install a green screen alongside the school playground in Brent Cross. The screens will help reduce children's exposure to air pollution from the adjacent major road.

Camden

Green Screens CSG

Camden School for Girls has been awarded £8,400 to install an ivy and jasmine screen along the perimeter fence of the school. The screen will help reduce students' exposure to air pollution.

Christopher Hatton Green Playground

Christopher Hatton Primary School has been awarded £7,500 to install greenery around the perimeter of the playground in Clerkenwell. The project will help to reduce children's exposure to air pollution in the playground.

Green Screens for Playground

Gospel Oak Primary School has been awarded £15,000 to install green screens at the school. The screens will help to reduce children's exposure to air pollution.

Perimeters

Netley Primary School has been awarded £5,000 to green the perimeter of the school. The greening measures will help to reduce children's exposure to air pollution.

Greenwich

Invicta Green Card

Invicta Primary School has been awarded £9,500 to green the school in Vanbrugh Park. The project will include a green screen and tree planting.

Hackney

Queensbridge Oasis

Queensbridge Primary School has been awarded £48,246 to create three green spaces in the school playground in Haggerston. The project will include a woodland and bog garden, an edible playground and a green ivy screen.

Pollution Reducing Green Screens

London Fields Primary School has been awarded £8,000 to install a green screen alongside their school playground. The screen will help reduce students' exposure to air pollution.

Islington

Rotherfield Living Wall

Rotherfield Primary School has been awarded £9,000 to install green screens around their school playground in Islington. The project will help to reduce children's exposure to air pollution from adjacent roads.

Prior Weston Air Quality School Greening

Prior Weston Primary School has been awarded £12,000 to install green screens around the school playground in Islington. The screens will help to reduce children's exposure to air pollution.

Lambeth

Heathbrook Green Screen

Friends of Heathbrook PTA and Heathbrook Primary School have been awarded £5,000 to install a green screen between their school and an adjacent petrol station in Clapham. The screen will help reduce children's exposure to air pollution when using the school's sports pitch.

Greener Playground

Oakfield Preparatory School has been awarded £15,000 to install a green screen next to their school playground in West Dulwich. The screen will help reduce children's exposure to air pollution.

Lewisham

GoGreen!

St Mary's C of E Primary School has been awarded £12,000 to green their school playground. The project will include a green screen, trees and planters.

Hush

Addey and Stanhope School has been awarded £15,000 to create a quiet and relaxing space in the front courtyard of the school in New Cross. The project will include a green screen, additional planting and new seating.

Deptford Park Primary School Green Wall

Deptford Park Primary School, working in partnership with the London Borough of Lewisham, has been awarded, £9,500 to install a green screen alongside the school playground in Deptford. The screen will reduce children's exposure to air pollution from the adjacent main road.

Newham

Green Shields

Keir Hardie Primary School has been awarded £8,000 to install green screens around the school playground in Canning Town, Newham. The screens will help to reduce children's exposure to air pollution.

Richmond upon Thames

Green Screening

St Stephen's School has been awarded £20,000 to install a green screen alongside the school playground in Twickenham. The screen will help to reduce children's exposure to air pollution.

Southwark

Nurturing Nature

Tower Bridge Primary School, working in partnership with Avant Gardening and Snowsfields Primary School, have been awarded £15,000 to install a green screen between their school playground and a polluted road in Southwark. The project will also create a vegetable garden and bug hotels.

St Joseph’s Green Saves Lives

St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School has been awarded £10,000 to install a green screen at their school in Bermondsey. The screen will reduce children's exposure to air pollution from the adjacent main road.

Reducing Traffic Pollution in School Playgrounds with Green Screen & Orchard

Boutcher Primary School has been awarded £9,019 to green their school playground in Bermondsey. The project will include a bamboo screen and an apple orchard.

The Goose Green Clean Air Garden

Goose Green Primary School has been awarded £6,052 for a "clean air garden" at the school in East Dulwich. The project will include new planters and "smog shields" to help reduce children's exposure to air pollution.

The Green Screen Project

Oliver Goldsmith Primary School has been awarded £12,500 to install green screens around the perimeter of the school in Camberwell. The screens will help to reduce children's exposure to air pollution from adjacent roads.

Greener Infrastructure

Charlotte Sharman Primary School has been awarded £10,000 to install a green screen at the school in Southwark. The screen will help to reduce children's exposure to air pollution from the adjacent main road.

Tower Hamlets

A Greener Marner

Marner Primary School has been awarded £30,000 to green the school playground in Bromley-by-Bow, Tower Hamlets. The project will include tree and hedgerow planting, a green screen, a green gateway and establishing a forest school.

Wandsworth

The Green Corner in Tooting Bec

St Anselm's Catholic Primary School has been awarded £10,000 to install a green screen at the school in Tooting, Wandsworth. The screen will help reduce children's exposure to air pollution from the adjacent busy road.

Westminster

Green Living Wall

St Peter's Eaton Square C of E Primary School have been awarded £7,000 to add to the green perimeter of the school. This second phase will add a green screen to protect a small playground from air pollution.

Cleaner Air Green Screens

St Clement's Danes C of E Primary School has been awarded £7,500 to install green screens at their school in Westminster. The screens will help to reduce children's exposure to air pollution from adjacent roads.

Clean Air Green Screens

St Mary's Bryanston Square C of E Primary School has been awarded £7,500 to install green screens at the school in Marylebone, Westminster. The screens will help to reduce children's exposure to air pollution.

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