Greater Manchester

Design your own Eco-Street with £6,000 funding

Transform Your Community With Eco Streets – Applications Now Closed

In Spring 2021 Groundwork Greater Manchester ran the Eco-Streets competition; providing opportunities to four Greater Manchester community groups to win £6,000 of funding to transform an unused area into an exciting green space featuring nature-based-solutions to help alleviate climate change.

Our previous project in Old Trafford used 328 planters, 3327 plants and 142 bird houses.

Entries & Winners

We were pleased to receive over 200 expressions of interest in the Eco-Streets competition and 45 entries. Evidence that there is a huge passion for greener streets across Greater Manchester.

Applications are currently being reviewed by a panel of judges from the IGNITION project team with the intention to announce the winner and get back to all applicants by the 31st May.

The four winning designs will each receive £6,000 in funding and support from Groundwork’s Community Enablers to equip them with the skills to design, install and maintain natural features to create vibrant, green community spaces to benefit people while tackling climate change.   

In addition, the winning projects will also be invited to a ‘Seeing is Believing’ tour at one of Greater Manchester’s new pioneering nature-based solutions sites for inspiration, and a design session with one of Groundwork’s Landscape Architects to help them map out their ideas.

What next?

Following the winners announcement in early June we will be in touch with all applicants and interested parties, inviting them to a series of online workshops. In these workshops applicants will be able to share and discuss their ideas with other community groups as well as discussing alternative avenues of funding to make their ideas a reality.

Information on workshops will be emailed to all those who signed up to the mailing list. If you didn’t apply but are interested in learning more please subscribe here:

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