Groundwork London were recently chosen by the Greater London Authority to administer the Community Grants aspect of the Mayor’s new Greener City Fund. Below is some information on the grant schemes. Please could you make your networks and contacts aware of the programme.
Grants of between £5k – £20k (small grants) and £20k – £50k (medium grants) are available. There are two strands to the grants programme:
- Community Tree Planting Grants, to support community groups to plant trees and help improve access to nature through increasing and maintaining London’s Tree Canopy cover.
- Community Green Space Grants, to give community groups and local people the chance to design and create new spaces, and improve existing spaces, by providing grants, advice and support.
The deadlines for the first round of the two strands are as follows:
- Community Tree Planting Grants: deadline 29 September (just under three weeks), with decisions expected end of October for activities between November 2017 and February 2018
- Community Green Space Grants: deadline 20 October, with decisions expected November/December 2017 and delivery between January 2018 and January 2019.
Information on applications is available at the link above, and in the Greener City Fund prospectus which I have attached.
If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact Groundwork London at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The European elections of May 2009 showed no change in the Party make up of London MEPs.
Brent Council have published the results from the Borough showing that Labour polled top despite the anticipation of a poor showing for Labour. The Conservatives cames second and the Liberal Democrats 3rd. The story of the day was from the Independent, Jan Jananayagam who notched up nearly 5,000 votes.
Full May 2009 European Results in Brent:
|British National Party
|Christian Party “Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship”
|English Democrats Party
|No2EU: Yes To Democracy
|Pro Democracy: Libertas.eu
|Socialist Labour Party
|The Green Party
|The Labour Party
|The Socialist Party of Great Britain
|United Kingdom Independence Party
|Yes 2 Europe
Source of Statistics: Brent Council
The European results, coupled with Navin Shah’s win for Labour in the 2008 London elections shows that Labour’s showing in Brent bucks the national trend and that we are still a force to be reckoned with in Brent.