Good Parks for London 2018

On Wednesday 28 November, Parks for London published the Good Parks for London Report 2018: Improving London’s parks for all. The Good Parks for London Report 2018 considers the approach that London Boroughs are taking towards parks and green spaces, evaluating them against ten criteria: public satisfaction, awards for quality, health and wellbeing, sustainability, events, … Continue reading Good Parks for London 2018

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Tree of the year 2017

  DeptfordFolk a park user group in Deptford have nominated John Evelyn's Mulberry Tree in Sayes Court Park, Lewisham for the Tree of the Year. The competition is run by The Woodland Trust and the winner will receive £1000 to go towards the upkeep of the tree. They had a spot on ITV London news … Continue reading Tree of the year 2017

Esmée Fairbairn fund now open for applications

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has launched a new funding pot of £200,000 to support crowdfunding projects in Hull, Manchester and the London Borough of Lewisham.  The fund went live on the 28th of September and people and organisations who are interested in crowdfunding projects that bring the community together using the arts, culture, food or green spaces can … Continue reading Esmée Fairbairn fund now open for applications

Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme – NOW OPEN!

The second round of funding for the Tesco Bags of Help scheme is now open Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork and funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags. The scheme is open to community groups across England, Wales and Scotland to apply for grants of £8,000, £10,000 … Continue reading Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme – NOW OPEN!

Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme – NOW OPEN!

The second round of funding for the Tesco Bags of Help scheme is now open Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork and funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags. The scheme is open to community groups across England, Wales and Scotland to apply for grants of £8,000, £10,000 … Continue reading Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme – NOW OPEN!

Growing Localities Awards 2013/14

A total of £2,500 prize money is being offered to projects which use nature to enhance and improve local communities and the lives of vulnerable or socially excluded people, generating positive outcomes such as health and well-being, new skills and knowledge, new relationships, and a sense of purpose and belonging. This year, entries are invited … Continue reading Growing Localities Awards 2013/14

Congratulations to Old Hands at Mud Pies and Shed Heaven

So the votes are in for the People's Millions and huge congratulations to London Play and Assembly SE8 who won with Old Hands at Mud Pies.  They have won £43,232 to help reduce social isolation among older people in Lewisham by involving them in a vibrant outdoor play project. The ‘Old Hands at Mud Pies’ project is … Continue reading Congratulations to Old Hands at Mud Pies and Shed Heaven

Green Flag success in Lewisham

Keep Britain Tidy a record breaking number of parks and green spaces for 2013! A number of parks and green spaces in Lewisham are among a record breaking 1,447 that have won a prestigious Green Flag or Green Flag Community Award.   Together with the Horniman Gardens, which is managed by the Museum Trust, Lewisham now … Continue reading Green Flag success in Lewisham

Green Flag success for Lewisham Parks and Nature Reserves

Lewisham Parks win 11 Green Flags and 3 Green Flag Community Awards given to Community Groups The Green Flag Community Award® (formally Green Pennant Award) is a national award that recognises high quality green spaces in England and Wales that are managed by voluntary and community groups.  The Award is part of the Green Flag Award® scheme, the … Continue reading Green Flag success for Lewisham Parks and Nature Reserves