Pocket ParksArea: England
Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 31 December 2019

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government is inviting applications from community-led organisations working in partnership with local authorities and other local partners to apply for grants, from a £1.35 million fund, to establish new pocket parks creating safe and usable green spaces and for helping to restore and renovate existing parks which have fallen into disrepair, bringing them back into public use.

Parks and green spaces are a hub of many communities. Neglect of these precious spaces can create a detrimental effect on the local people and environment. I want to ensure we revitalize those spaces helping strengthen our communities and making them more resilient.
Our parks and green spaces have been at the heart of our communities for hundreds of ears,
giving respite and relief in an increasingly busy world.

Protecting and enhancing these much-loved spaces forms a key part of this Government’s ambition to level up all our regions through the creation of thriving and resilient places in every part of the country.

The original Pocket Parks Scheme, launched in 2015, focused on supporting those in the most deprived areas. This created over 80 eye-catching new pocket parks for families and whole communities to enjoy.

Last year, Pockets Parks scheme shifted up a gear with Pocket Parks Plus funding 198 new and renovated parks.

For full details and to apply, please visit GOV.UK