£1m worth of funding for community parks.

19th November 2019

The Ministry for Housing, Communities & Local Government have made £1m funding available for communities to either create or renovate their own pocket parks.

Specifically, communities can now bid for up to £15,000 to build new ‘pocket parks’ and up to £25,000 available for renovating ‘existing’ parks in need of some much needed tlc.

Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 25th January 2020, and our expert IDP Landscape team can assist you with the process, if required, from bidding through to consultation, design and realisation on site.

Pocket parks are defined as small plots of land, often about the size of a tennis court (0.4 hectares), existing mostly in urban areas. They provide a green oasis which can help improve the physical and mental health of the communities using them.

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.

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