GREENER CITY FUND – £5k to £50k grant available for tree and green space projects

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

Labour still polling top in Brent

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:

Confirmed results
British National Party 1250
Christian Party “Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship” 1974
Conservative Party 11994
English Democrats Party 435
Jury Team 340
Liberal Democrats 11370
No2EU: Yes To Democracy 680
Pro Democracy: 249
Socialist Labour Party 540
The Green Party 5007
The Labour Party 15583
The Socialist Party of Great Britain 113
United Kingdom Independence Party 3240
Yes 2 Europe 131
Gene Alcantara 106
Steven Cheung 137
Jan Jananayagam 4867
Sohale Rahman 350
Haroon Saad 95

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.