Funding has been made available from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to enable a small grants fund to be created by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk to help transform outdoor community spaces in the Borough, and encourage greater use by local people.

Grants of up to £750 are available to support community projects that meet the following outcomes:

  • Increased involvement from people who face barriers to participation in community life
  • Healthier and safer lifestyles
  • Greater use of community outdoor spaces

The spaces where projects take place must be accessible to the public.   Activities that can be considered may include:

  • Promoting biodiversity, or creating wildlife habitats
  • Provision, conservation or restoration of a natural habitat
  • Inspiring young people through nature
  • Community growing projects or nature trails

Priority will be given to smaller community groups and charities where a small grant will make a significant difference.

The fund cannot support:

  • Clean ups/ litter picks
  • One off events such as fetes and open gardens events
  • Activities held on privately owned land or where access by the general public is restricted

Funding decisions will be made by the panel in September, and we expect to be able to let you know the panel’s decision in late September/ early October.