Growing Green Spaces

What is Growing Green Spaces?
York CVS have a grant fund of £100,000 that we will use to fund voluntary and community groups who wish to grow and sustain York’s green spaces.
Which green spaces?

The funding is specifically tailored to five sites in York:

  • Hull Road Park
  • Rowntree Park
  • West Bank Park
  • Clarence Gardens
  • Glen Gardens

Although these five sites are prioritised, we may consider other relevant green spaces owned by City of York Council if work in these would make a significant contribution to the outcomes of the programme.

What sort of work is being funded?

We aim to ensure that green spaces in York continue to:

  • Be of a high quality, visually appealing and accommodate a range of events and activities taking place involving local communities
  • Be safe, clean and in a usable condition
  • Maintain the Green Flag standard, the national quality mark for green spaces. Four of those identified have achieved this and Hull Road Park is working towards it
Key information before applying for funding

We are keen to work with a range of different, diverse and creative organisations. They must be enthusiastic and capable of providing horticultural services within green spaces and parks. Ideally these services and activities should engage people within the communities that City of York Council does not already reach.

We are equally keen to sustain activities within the parks and green spaces after the end of the programme in March 2019. So the creation of a sustainable legacy is really important.