The Community Spaces programme will be closing on March 31 2014.
After that date, any remaining queries from groups who have received grants from the programme should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the name of the programme – Community Spaces – and the name and Unique Reference Number of your project.
Since 2008, Community Spaces – managed by Groundwork UK as an Award Partner to the Big Lottery Fund – has made grants to more than 900 community groups across England, helping to create playgrounds, sports facilities, gardens, allotments, public artworks and other projects from the Scilly Isles to the Scottish borders.
We hope your involvement in this amazing programme has inspired you to continue making a difference.
Groundwork is committed to changing places and changing lives – and you are exactly the kind of people who can help make this happen.
You can keep in touch with us through our website – www.groundwork.org.uk – or via Twitter – @GroundworkUK – and Facebook – www.facebook.com/groundworkuk There is a Groundwork Trust in your area, offering local inspiration for local projects.
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.