Hollingbourne Parish Council has today learnt that the application for a £250 grant in order to create a sensory garden on Tanyard Green has been rejected by the Ministry of Housing. The application was made in January 2019 and relates to parks of less than .4 of a hectare in size.
The message to the Parish Council is as follows:
Pocket Parks Plus: Application for Grant Funding
Thank you for your application to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) Pocket Parks Plus programme.
All applications have now been assessed by the Department and I am sorry to say that your application has not been successful.
We received well in excess of the expected number of applications. The assessment process was very challenging and we had to turn down a large number of good quality applications
I know you will be disappointed to hear this. However, we encourage you to continue to develop your project and seek support from other sources; for example, you may already be aware of the funding for community projects being offered by Tesco and Groundwork. In February the Secretary of State also announced an additional £9.7m funding for local authorities across England to improved their parks and green spaces. Further advice on sources of funding and more can be found on the My Community website https://mycommunity.org.uk/resources/grants-green-spaces/ managed by Locality and supported by MHCLG. This is packed with information, advice for communities including tools to help them protect and improve their local areas and take up their rights to manage them.
Pictured below is part of the Green in Eyhorne Street.