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Our Space Award

The Our Space Award is a grant scheme that aims to help Londoners green their city through active community engagement and participation. It will support Londoners of all ages and backgrounds, communities and schools in improving community open spaces, making them inclusive places for all to enjoy.

Who do we help?

We help community groups of three or more people who meet regularly. Your group does not have to be formally arranged or constituted, but it does need to put energy and enthusiasm into your project, and your group needs to be based in London. We support improvement projects across all types of open space – in parks, on housing estates, in town centres, in woodlands and in school grounds.

What support is available?

We offer three tiers of grants going from £500 all the way up to £5,000:

  • Small grants of £500 up to £1,000;
  • Standard grants of £1,000 up to £3,000; and 
  • Flagship grants of £3,000 to £5,000.

How to apply

Applications for the next round of the Our Space Award are now open until the 25th March 2019. For further details on how to apply, please read the  application guidance here, and then download the application form below:

Our Space Award Application Form


When should my project take place?

Round one 2019 applicants will be informed whether they have been successful or not by the 22nd April. The allocated project delivery time will run from the 6th May to the 23rd September. 


2018 Projects 

In the first round of the Our Space Award, we awarded 28 London projects c.£62,000 to improve community spaces. In the second round we have awarded 17 London projects c.£43,000.

Read more about Our Space Award projects here

If you have any questions about applying or about the grant scheme, we’re here to help. Please get in touch with Hannah Standen: hannah.standen@groundwork.org.uk | 020 7239 1390

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