New funding has been made available to enhance and improve green spaces across the city.
The Forgotten Corners Fund has been set up to enable local groups to recover green spaces which have suffered from periods of neglect.
The Fund, which was created by Liberal Democrat Councillors last month, will help transform neglected and unloved parts of the city by supporting local people to clear them of vegetation or debris, landscape them to improve appearance and make them more accessible.
The window for applications is now open and the Liberal Democrats would like to strongly encourage all groups in the city to take advantage of the newly released funding and enhance the city’s green spaces.
Cllr Andrew Waller, Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Environment, commented:
“The Forgotten Corners Fund is an excellent opportunity to breathe new life into an unloved part of the city.”
“We have made this money available to engage with residents, encourage them to volunteer and take pride in our city’s green spaces.”
“For any group interested, I would strongly recommend that the look into this further and submit an application for funding at the earliest opportunity.”
The closing date for expressions of interest is 22 August 2018.
Applications can only be made by representatives of the following groups or organisations:
- Registered charities
- Not-for-profit organisations (including social enterprises)
- Community, neighbourhood or voluntary groups
- Faith groups delivering community work
- Schools, colleges or universities
- Parish Councils
For more information on the Forgotten Corners Fund, please visit: https://www.york.gov.uk/info/20073/volunteering/2193/grants_for_forgotten_corners_%E2%80%93_improving_our_green_spaces.