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Green Shoots for Cheshire and Warrington 2024
Green Shoots for Cheshire and Warrington 2024
Closing date 31/03/2024
Theme Delivering benefits for wildlife, greenspaces and people.
Max Grant £10000
Grantmaking principles 2024 Green Shoots 2024 programme guidance

A new programme to support projects which improve or increase access to local greenspaces or wildlife sites; and at the same time make a difference for individuals and local communities.

This programme focuses on the power of local, grassroots projects working on these themes across Cheshire and Warrington.

We want to invest in projects which deliver one of these three outcomes;
  • Help to make high-quality green space available to everyone
  • Create opportunities to take part in outdoor activities
  • Maintain and improve our natural environment/habitats
All projects must also deliver outcomes for the people involved such as;
  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Skills and employability
  • Stronger more inclusive communities

Branching Out
Grants to up to £10,000 for organisations with an established track record in this type of work, and which are keen to further develop what they do.

Planting Seeds
Grants up to £2,500 for community projects which help to look after, improve or increase access to local greenspaces, and which involve local people.

Projects can last up to 12 months.

We welcome applications from across Cheshire and Warrington but for Planting Seeds priority will be given to projects which are within 7 miles of Elton.

For projects with a capital element we may be able to offer a little flexibility on the size of grant request – please contact us to discuss before you apply.

The Green Shoots programme is supported by funds from Encirc.

Key Dates

Opens to applications from 1st March 2024
Closes to applications 31st March 2024
Applicants will be informed of outcomes in May 2024

 Next Steps

Please read the Programme details and our Grant Making Principles carefully.  We are happy to talk to applicants about their ideas before they apply. Just email us ( and one of the Grants Team will arrange a time for a phone chat.

How to apply

Applications are made using our online portal. Please click on the link below for the size of grant you want to apply for.

Branching Out – Grants up to £10,000

Planting Seeds – Grants up to £2500