Eco-Streets Competition by Groundwork GM

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Design Your Own Eco-Street is a new and exciting opportunity from Groundwork Greater Manchester giving communities the chance to win £6,000 funding to transform an unused area into an exciting green space.

Two designs will be chosen to receive funding and take part in a programme of activities with Groundwork to bring their design to life.

If you work for a local authority or housing association please share this opportunity with your community and support them in identifying landowners to get consent for their project idea.


Apply here


Who Can Apply

Applications are open for Greater Manchester community groups or groups of residents, consisting of at least 3 people from different households. We want to make sure that the project is sustainable, and having a core group of people ensures that different tasks can be shared out and one person isn’t burdened with designing and delivering their project alone.

Transformable spaces could include Alleyways or ‘Ginnels’, Small Streets, Courtyards, Dis-used Allotments or Abandoned Park areas. If you recognise an area in your neighbourhood like this we encourage you to apply.


How To Apply

Applications are welcome from all across Greater Manchester, with a particular focus on applications from communities with limited access to high quality green space. Funded through the IGNITION project, Eco-Streets seeks to showcase how Greater Manchester can become greener and more climate resilient.

Once you’ve signed up you’ll receive a welcome email from us. Throughout March 2021 you’ll then receive weekly emails which explain more about nature based solutions and provide inspiring ideas for your space. You can also attend one of our workshops to find out more:

  • 23rd March 2021, 10:00am – 11:00am
  • 25th March 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • 31st March 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Sign up to a workshop by contacting amy.wright@groundwork.org.uk.

Attending one of these isn’t mandatory but may help you with your application.

More Information on Eco-Streets



This project has been funded through IGNITION, which is looking to create a greener, more climate resilient Greater Manchester through finding innovative ways of financing and implementing nature-based solutions in our cities.


Design Your Own Eco-Street is a new and exciting opportunity from Groundwork Greater Manchester giving communities the chance to win £6,000 funding to transform an unused area into an exciting green space.

Two designs will be chosen to receive funding and take part in a programme of activities with Groundwork to bring their design to life.

If you work for a local authority or housing association please share this opportunity with your community and support them in identifying landowners to get consent for their project idea.


Apply here


Who Can Apply

Applications are open for Greater Manchester community groups or groups of residents, consisting of at least 3 people from different households. We want to make sure that the project is sustainable, and having a core group of people ensures that different tasks can be shared out and one person isn’t burdened with designing and delivering their project alone.

Transformable spaces could include Alleyways or ‘Ginnels’, Small Streets, Courtyards, Dis-used Allotments or Abandoned Park areas. If you recognise an area in your neighbourhood like this we encourage you to apply.


How To Apply

Applications are welcome from all across Greater Manchester, with a particular focus on applications from communities with limited access to high quality green space. Funded through the IGNITION project, Eco-Streets seeks to showcase how Greater Manchester can become greener and more climate resilient.

Once you’ve signed up you’ll receive a welcome email from us. Throughout March 2021 you’ll then receive weekly emails which explain more about nature based solutions and provide inspiring ideas for your space. You can also attend one of our workshops to find out more:

  • 23rd March 2021, 10:00am – 11:00am
  • 25th March 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • 31st March 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Sign up to a workshop by contacting amy.wright@groundwork.org.uk.

Attending one of these isn’t mandatory but may help you with your application.

More Information on Eco-Streets



This project has been funded through IGNITION, which is looking to create a greener, more climate resilient Greater Manchester through finding innovative ways of financing and implementing nature-based solutions in our cities.