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Greener City Fund

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. 

Green Capital grants

Applications for the Green Capital grants are now closed.

Successful projects will be announced in early Summer 2018. If you have any questions about the Green Capital grants, take a look at our FAQs or email the team at [email protected]. Please put 'Green Capital' in the email subject line.

Community grants

Applications for round one of the Community Tree Planting grants and the Community Green Space grants are now closed.

Find out about projects we are funding and how to get involved on the Greener City map page. Round one Community Tree Planting Grant projects will be completed by the end of February 2018 and round one Community Green Spaces Grant projects will be completed by December 2018.

These community grants will reopen for applications in 2018.

See the Greener City Fund prospectus (above) for more information about Community Tree Planting and Green Space grants. Check back here later for details of any future grant rounds.

Groundwork London is managing the community grants on behalf of the GLA. If you have any questions about the grants, please email [email protected] or call Martin Petry on 020 7239 1292.