Grants will make
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
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
The successful applications are:-
► The League of Welldoers to construct planters outside their
► Tuebrook Hope Group a contribution towards the installation of solar panels
► KFCA to help create a Community garden at Kensington Fields
► Liverpool 6 Community Association - plants and furniture for the Our Place
► Merseyside Somali and Community Association; bulbs, plants and equipment for
the Green Fingers project to help members of the Community grow fruit and
► 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
► Sactuary 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
► 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
► The Cass Foundation to help establish a new meadow in Croxteth known as The
► 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
► GTDT Ltd for activities associated with the Greening Picton project (£500).