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Apply for funding to refresh your neighbourhood

Re:fresh is a local scheme through which you can request funds to improve your neighbourhood. We have an annual budget of £60,000 for this scheme.

The improvements you are planning should benefit the community. You can request funds to:

  • create communal garden, landscape or play area
  • improve community safety and security by fencing or installing lights in dark areas
  • make gardens and pathways accessible for everyone
  • replace graffiti with a walled garden
  • plant shrubs
  • decorate a communal area
  • install garden benches, raised beds or pergolas

Who can apply

A homeowner, leaseholder or private tenant can apply for the funding on behalf of a group of residents, which must include council tenants.

What you'll need

You will need to:

  • provide details about the cost of your project.
  • collect signatures from your neighbours or community in support of your project. For example, if you want to create a communal garden in a block of flats, you need to get the support from majority of residents in the block.
  • demonstrate how you plan to maintain the project after the work is complete. We will ask you to sign a document agreeing to this.

Apply for funding

Use RE:FRESH application form to apply for funds.

Response time

We will review your application within five weeks. We will make a decision based on your requirements and our budget.

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