Growing Green Spaces is a small grants programme funded by City of York Council and managed by York CVS. It offers support to community and voluntary organisations keen to deliver projects with two complementary ambitions:

  • Increasing the range, mix and diversity of volunteering in York’s parks and open spaces.
  • Developing the variety of uses of our public parks and open spaces, particularly those that maintain their loveliness or biodiversity.

If you’re interested in applying to us, we’re holding a surgery on Tuesday 2 July here at York CVS. You’ll be able to discuss with the York CVS team possibilities, ideas, and your ambitions. If you’d like to join us, email: growinggreenspaces@yorkcvs.org.uk. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The application form is available to download from the Growing Green Spaces webpage, including details on how to apply. Please note the deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 15 July.