City of Trees has teamed up with TD for the fourth year running to offer community groups and organisations in Greater Manchester a chance to bid for a £10,000 funding pot.
The TD Green Streets programmes offers a £10,000 grant to groups or organisations to deliver innovative urban forestry projects including planting street trees, creating community orchards or establishing new woodlands. .
Last year’s winner was The Snipe Clough project in Oldham, which has transformed two hectares of a former landfill site into native woodland, planting a mixture of over 4,000 trees creating a green space for walkers, cyclists and members of the local community.
Now communities across Greater Manchester are being invited to develop ideas for urban forestry projects, aiming to bring a touch of nature to our towns and cities.
The award scheme is also being run across Greater London, with the deadline for applications 31 August 2017.
Previous winning projects have included a 4,000 tree new community woodland created on a former landfill site, as well as an innovative ‘food forest’ in hospital grounds.
Kevin Wigley, Community Forest Trust, comments:
“This funding empowers communities to come up with inspired urban greening initiatives that bring a much-needed touch of green to our towns and cities”
“We are really looking forward to seeing the range of ideas that come forward and with the support of TD, can help bring the best to life, benefitting local communities”.