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Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Grants for creation and refurbishment of pocket parks – central govt

Community groups in England can apply for funding to establish new pocket parks or to refurbish existing parks.  Pocket parks are defined for this programme as a piece of land of up to 0.4 hectares, although many are around 0.02 hectares – the size of a tennis court; and mostly found in urban spaces.

Existing pocket parks are used for everything from a quiet escape from busy city life to physical exercise, growing vegetables, children’s play and community events.

A total of £1,000,000 is available and community groups can bid for grants of up to £15,000 to build new pocket parks and up to £25,000 for renovating existing parks.

The funding is being made available through the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.

The closing date for applications in this round is 25th January 2019.