Greater Manchester

We Love MCR Charity funding helps to transform unused areas into exciting community green spaces

Groundwork Greater Manchester launched their Eco-Streets competition in March 2021 through the IGNITION project, providing opportunities to two Greater Manchester communities to each win £6,000 of funding and support from Groundwork’s Community Enablers and Architects to transform an un-used, un-loved area into a vibrant, green community space.

Thanks to funding from the We Love MCR Charity the Eco-Streets competition is now able to support a further two communities from within the borough of the City of Manchester. This generous donation will bring more community ideas to life and will equip communities with the skills to design, install and maintain natural features to create community spaces which benefit people whilst also tackling climate change.

Design your own Eco-Street

Lord Mayor of Manchester (and Chair of We Love MCR Charity) Councillor Tommy Judge said,

“Our aim is to improve lives and communities in Manchester. It’s our privilege to help to turn disused spaces into places for neighbours to use together.”

Eco-Street applications are now open to community groups or groups of residents, consisting of at least 3 people from different households. Transformable spaces could include Alleyways or ‘Ginnels’, Small Streets, Courtyards, Dis-used Allotments or Abandoned Park areas. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 21st April at 5pm and winners will be announced towards the end of May 2021.

For details on how to apply and more information about the competition please visit this webpage.

Thanks to funding from:

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