Grants available: between £3-6K
Applications close: 11 January 2024
Who is the funding for:
This fund aims to support groups to create or enhance green spaces within a 5-kilometre radius of Starbucks stores that bring people closer to nature and relate to any one or more of the following themes:
- Increasing access – Bringing green space to an area where there is limited access to nature, such as by creating or enhancing a community garden, a green roof, increasing biodiversity in an urban area, or other similar ideas, or to encourage a particular demographic who might not otherwise or rarely access an existing green space.
- Bringing People Together – Bring people together and create community connections in/around a shared green space, such as community growing, plant sharing, coffee and chats, or youth activities.
- Upskilling the Community – Teaching community members new skills and encouraging health and well-being through spending time in green spaces, such as workshops and/or events taking place in green spaces, how-to guides on increasing nature connections, or training around nature-based activities.
- Building Climate Resilience – Making an existing space more climate resilient and engaging the local community on climate issues, such as changes to buildings and urban spaces that increase resilience to heatwaves, drought, coastal flooding, or sea-level rise, while creating community connection in the green space.
Who is eligible:
The following can apply:
- Not-for-profit organisations such as voluntary, youth, or community groups, resident groups, community associations, schools, and more.
- For-profit companies, only where the project meets the fund criteria of delivering strong community and nature access benefits.
- Community interest companies and social enterprises.
Organisations can apply for more than one grant so long as the project locations are distinct and near separate Starbucks stores.