FUNDING of up to £15,000 is available for community groups in Wirral with a plan to make a difference to where they live.

The funding will allow local groups to deliver inspiring projects that improve quality of life in their areas such as encouraging community growing, greening the local area, or improving access to affordable healthy food. 

The Community Green Grants Programme is funded through the Liverpool City Region’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) allocation, managed by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. 

The aim is to help create more pleasant environments, provide health and wellbeing benefits through volunteering opportunities as well as access to healthy food, and helping promote local communities by bringing people together.  

Cllr Liz Grey, Chair of Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee at Wirral Council, said: “We want to see projects which help boost local pride and the sense of belonging - particularly in areas where these aspects have been diminished. 

“The grants should promote what is known as ‘green and blue infrastructure’ which includes things like establishing community or urban gardens, creating wildflower meadows, providing ‘green corridors’ using alleyways, or delivering education or training about the environment in their community. 

“This is a fantastic opportunity for local groups to work together to help make Wirral an even more beautiful place, and there are grants of different sizes to try and ensure groups or organisations can access the right level of funds for their project.” 

Wirral Council and Wirral Council for Voluntary Service (Wirral CVS) have joined forces to administer the Community Green Grants Programme in the borough.  

The grants could provide funding of up to £15,000 to local groups with a plan to make a difference to where they live. 

Applications for the grants must be submitted by midnight on Wednesday, April 10. To find out more about them and how to apply visit