Projects we have funded
The following groups have been awarded grant funding to carry out projects to enhance public green spaces in Leeds. To support our community grants programme, make a donation to our Give a Little Back campaign here.
Leeds Coppice Workers
Leeds Coppice Workers secured a grant to restore woodland in North Leeds. The grant funded the creation and installation of bundles of sticks to strengthen river banks, reduce flood risk and create new habitat.
Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods
Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods received a small grant to restore a heavily-silted pond in the much loved woodland. The pond has a mix of deep and shallow areas to encourage diverse wildlife.
Rodley Nature Reserve
Rodley Nature Reserve’s grant improved its dragonfly pond area, a well-known hotspot for the amazing insect. Volunteers planted a birch tree copse to provide additional insect habitat and constructed a path to make the pond more accessible.
Boston Spa Parish Council
Boston Spa Parish Council used their grant to install a shelter in Stables Lane Community Park. The shelter provides cover to visitors to the newly-created green space, allowing it to be enjoyed even during poor weather.
Collingham and Linton Parish Council
Collingham and Linton Parish Council’s grant funded the creation of a seating area and wildflower meadow in Beck Wood. Additionally, information boards were installed and the carpark improved to ensure the safety of visitors discovering the green space.
Halton in Bloom
Halton in Bloom secured a grant for the planting of 6 semi-mature trees in Grove Road Park to inspire the community to get involved with conservation projects. The planting of these trees motivated local people to plant a further 2,000 saplings across Halton.
The Conservation Volunteers
The Conservation Volunteers were given a grant to deliver environmental education classes to groups of school children from deprived areas.
Beeston in Bloom
Beeston in Bloom received a small grant to install a new information board and litter bin, making the green space more welcoming to local residents.
Friends of Cross Flatts Park
Friends of Cross Flatts Park secured a grant to plant a bulb border and wildflower bed, and install an information sign.
Hyde Park Source
Received a grant to engage local people in practical and educational outdoor activities on Rosebank Millennium Green and transform the area into an accessible and beautiful place.
Ouzlewell in Bloom
Used their grant to strengthen a sense of neighbourhood in their local area and improve the environment for the community, visitors and wildlife.
Secured a grant to deliver educational walks around Leeds parks, combined with yoga and exploration of wildlife in green spaces.
Kirkstall in Bloom
Grant was used to plant bulbs and develop flower beds.