Croydon organisations with ideas for how to liven up their local parks and green spaces have until the end of May apply for grants of up to £4,000 to turn plans into reality.
The council’s £40,000 ‘ambitious for parks grant fund 2017’ is open now and applications can be made by any local groups, resident associations, or non-profit organisations. Any ideas will be considered as long as they meet one of the four themes set down by the scheme. These are:
- Get active
- Get involved
- Learn about nature
- Exciting days out
These themes were developed following on from last year’s ‘Croydon talks parks’ survey, in which over 1,500 expressed their views about how parks could be better used. More information is available at www.croydon.gov.uk/parkgrant.
Councillor Timothy Godfrey, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: “I’m really excited by this project and I’m looking forward to seeing what ideas people put forward. Our plans for the future of Croydon’s parks are that the community will become a lot more involved with how they are managed and maintained. This grant fund will let us explore new ways of getting people out to enjoy our fantastic green open spaces.”
Source: Your Croydon