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Presentations from the Community Spaces Networking/Learning Day held at the Mechanics' Centre in Manchester on November 24.
Community Spaces has reached a major milestone with the Grants Panel approving the 900th project since the programme began in 2008.
Community Spaces is continuing to make a major difference to communities across England, according to an independent report.
Community Spaces is planning a major event to help groups involved in the programme get the most from their projects and develop the work they are doing to improve neighbourhoods across England.
We are sorry to report that Jan Smith, a Community Spaces Facilitator since 2008, has died after a long illness.
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.
2012 is set to be a year of major delivery for Community Spaces, with scores more projects due to be approved or completed. From small-scale playgrounds and community gardens to large schemes incorporating major public artworks, Community Spaces is continuing to make a difference across England.
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.