{{ 'About' | translate }} idverde Community Investment Fund

{{ 'About' | translate }} idverde Community Investment Fund

We know there is no shortage of great ideas and enthusiasm for green space improvement projects in our communities, but a lack of cash can prevent great ideas from reaching their potential. That’s why idverde launched its Community Investment Fund, which grants up to £40,000 per year to support community-led projects in the areas where we work. If your project will make an improvement to a public open space, then we can consider it. The open space could be a park, playing field, recreation ground, playground, nature reserve, wood or even a cemetery. The space must be freely accessible to all members of the public, and the improvement could be better facilities (a new swing), or making it look more attractive (new plants and shrubs) or making it easier for everyone to enjoy (wheelchair access) or making it more of a home for wildlife (bug hotels).

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Hope therapeutic and relaxation garden
Hope therapeutic and relaxation garden joined idverde Community Investment Fund5 days ago

Hope is a homelessness and poverty charity which helps 150 people a day, with facilities like food, clothes and shelter, plus training, and a range of life-affirming activities to improve their lives. As well as art and fitness, this includes gardening, and our garden space is a lifeline for people with acute mental health and addiction issues that often accompany homelessness and marginalisation. Our garden, which last year won an RHS Gold Medal under Britain in Bloom, provides therapy and relaxation for our service users. It hosts a nationally recognised memorial to those homeless people who have died in the last couple of years. The garden needs maintenance and an extension to the memorial part; we commemorate each death with an engraved stone, and each costs £10.00. We need seasonal bedding and some training costs for training homeless people in gardening. We'd like to employ a gardening tutor to teach our service users about gardening and lead gardening sessions.

255 projects started fundraising!6 months ago
2 Pledges worth £1,75011 months ago
Celebration
2 projects hit their fundraising target!11 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

Celebration
137 projects hit their fundraising target!1 year ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

idverde Community Investment Fund launched! 3 years ago