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Greener City Fund

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.

Community grants

Applications for the second round of Community Tree Planting Grants are now closed. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been successful by the end of July. If you have a question about your application, please email [email protected]

For more information, please read the Community Tree Planting Round Two Grants Guide and the Greener City Fund Community Grants Project Toolkit

The next round of Community Green Space Grants will open in summer 2018.

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.

Green Capital grants

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