Coventry allotments awarded over £18,000 in funding  - The Coventry Observer

Coventry allotments awarded over £18,000 in funding 

Coventry Editorial 5th Jun, 2024   0

AN ALLOTMENT site in Coventry has been awarded £18,707 from the West Midlands Combined Authority’s (WMCA) community environment fund.

The WMCA set up the fund using £1million of Commonwealth Games legacy money to support locally led green projects that are protecting nature, reducing waste and making communities more resilient and prepared for climate change.

Holyhead Road Allotments, have been awarded the money to transform an area of the site that has become water-logged due to climate change by using more sustainable practices such as habitat creation, water conservation, raised beds alongside climate adaptation workshops for allotments holders and local gardeners.

Richard Parker, mayor of the West Midlands and WMCA chair, said: “There are many community groups and regional organisations doing fantastic work to protect, enhance and restore the natural environment, and it’s great news that we are able to continue to support them with grants from our Community Environment Fund.

“Being able to access nature has such a positive impact on our health and wellbeing, and it is becoming ever more urgent that we take action to rethink waste by repairing and reusing products more, and take practical steps to help communities adapt to the effects of climate change.”

Community groups and regional organisations can still bid to the WMCA’s Community Environment Fund.




Visit: wmca.org.uk/what-we-do/environment/community-environment-fund/ to find out how to apply.


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