The Community Spaces programme closed to new applications at 12 noon on 07 January 2011.
Community Spaces is a £57.5 million open grants programme that is managed by Groundwork UK’s Open Grants Department. The programme helps community groups in England create or improve green, open spaces to enhance people’s quality of life.
Watch this short video to find out about the types of projects funded through the Community Spaces programme.
Presentations from the Community Spaces Networking/Learning Day held at the Mechanics' Centre in Manchester on November 24.
More than 40 Community Spaces projects could be in line for additional Lottery cash to help them build on the difference they have made to communities across the country.
Community Spaces, the £57.5 million open grants programme managed by Groundwork UK on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund, is well into its delivery phase, with more than 800 projects due to be approved or completed by the end of 2011 and more than £41 million allocated or spent.
Independent evaluators Hall Aitken have submitted findings from the third year evaluation of the Community Spaces programme. With the programme closed to new applications and more completed projects on the ground, the focus has been on the difference Groundwork is making to local communities through the programme.
Leading green space charity Groundwork has launched ‘My Urban Oasis’ - an online interactive map that helps users to identify quality local green spaces. My Urban Oasis includes over 200 personal recommendations of great places to visit – uploaded by users of Orange’s ‘Do Some Good’ smart phone app, together with over 1,000 Groundwork green space projects across the UK.