About idverde Community Investment Fund

About 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).

Our Journey

LOPC Kayak Launch Appeal hit its fundraising target!59 mins ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

Falconbrook Primary Outdoor Areas
Falconbrook Primary Outdoor Areas joined idverde Community Investment Fund9 hrs ago

The area surrounding Falconbrook Primary School is being regenerated to provide new living spaces and community facilities, however school falls just outside the boundaries of the planned regeneration. Our aim is to raise enough funds to renovate our outdoor areas, starting with our Early Years playground.

A Basketball court becomes an art piece
A Basketball court becomes an art piece joined idverde Community Investment Fund17 hrs ago

A Community Art meets Sport Project helping to promote the need for greater investment and engagement in grass roots basketball in the UK and specifically in the Essex region. My aim is to re-imagine an unloved, under-used and poorly maintained outdoor public basketball court in Viaduct Road Park in Chelmsford, Essex by renovating it and installing an exciting and vibrant large-scale work of art on the court and hoop surfaces, in order to reengage the community, promote the sport of basketball whilst inspiring play, health and well-being and strengthen connections through the proven benefits of exercise and engagement with the arts, culture and creativity in a public space.

Kinetic Konnect
Kinetic Konnect joined idverde Community Investment Fund1 day ago

We at Kinetic Kontrol want to run a charity event centred on a brand new local exercise park. The charity we are working with is called One World One Heart. It is run by a young man that regularly uses the facilities at Waddon, and we find what he is doing inspiring because of many socio-economic factors. We are a forgotten demographic, and not expected to do much let alone make change because of what we look like or where we come from. We feel as though young people at risk in our community will take to our examples a lot more than any other means because we are more relate-able to their situation. We want to involve as many people in the community and as many businesses in the community to build bridges and burn stereotypes. We want to have exercise classes, fitness competitions, childrens games e.g bounce house, face painting, food and small stalls run by local businesses.

The Elliott Ashton Art Gardens started fundraising!2 days ago
London Borough of Hounslow pledged £1,300 to Boyz 2 Men2 days ago
St Andrews Gardens a Space for Everyone hit its fundraising target!3 days ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

Help Dartford's Nature & Mental Health! started fundraising!1 week ago