Grants make neighbourhoods greener

Close Up Of Man Planting Seedlings In Ground On Allotment By Himself

Community gardens, allotments and parks are all to benefit from a fund aimed at making the city greener.

The Environmental Initiatives Fund was set up by the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, following a recommendation in the Interim Report for the Strategic Green and Open Spaces Review which called for community groups, schools and small businesses to be helped to play more active roles in improving their local environment.

A funding pot of £20,000 was set up and groups were invited to bid for grants of up to £500.

In the latest round of applications 17 groups will receive a total of £8,236.

Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “This brings the number of groups who will have received grants from this fund up to 40.They represent communities from across the city and while the level of grants may be comparatively small they can still be used to make a positive impact on local neighbourhoods.”

The successful applications are:

The League of Welldoers–to construct planters outside their community centre (£500)

Tuebrook Hope Group– a contribution towards the installation of solar panels (£500)

KFCA – to help create a community garden at Kensington Fields Community Centre (£500)

Liverpool Six Community Association –plants and furniture for the Our Place Garden (£500)

Merseyside Somali and Community Association – bulbs, plants and equipment for the Green Fingers project to help members of the community grow fruit and vegetables (£475)

Shrewsbury House Youth and Community Centre – to develop the Clean Up Everton Park campaign (£500)

Friends of Princes Park – for tree maintenance work in the park (£469)

Sefton Park Allotment Society – towards the creation of a community heritage orchard (£500)

Sanctuary Family Support – for plants, herbs, compost and other items to develop a healing garden (£500)

Friends of Walton Hall Park – for equipment to be used in the park’s forest play days (£441)

Ashfield Allotment Association – to buy a Brushcutter and safety equipment to clear derelict plots (£350)

That Bloomin’ Green Triangle – to plant 5000 bulbs in the Granby Four Streets area (£500)

The Cass Foundation – to help establish a new meadow in Croxteth known as The Cowies (£500)

Lime Hub Service users – for equipment and materials for use in the Grow it, Cook it, Eat it project run in conjunction with Squash Nutrition. (£500)

Faiths4Change – to hold three food growing and seed sharing events as part of the Growing Together project (£500)

Friends of Garston Park – to provide a wooden play area for younger children (£500)

GTDT Ltd – for activities associated with the Greening Picton project (£500)