Our Green Microgrant Programme


We’re proud to be working with our Housing Association Consortium and Green Youth Board to create access to Green Microgrants! The Green Microgrants Programme offers funding for your patch, which could include money for creating a nature haven, making patches a bit prettier, or having some fun activities! 🌻🐝

Round 1 has now closed for applications and Round 2 will be open for applications 12th September-7th October.

Projects that were awarded funding in Round 1 include:

Gardening and woodworking training for young people who will take care of a community greenspace

Installing a raised wildlife pond at a school

Setting up a community vegetable, fruit or flower garden

Bug hunting kits to help young people explore and engage with a local green space

To access our Green Microgrants, participants will complete our Green Research survey with a group of young people to collect information about the outdoor spaces in housing estates. We provide all of the questions and the toolkit so that teams of researchers can have fun and tell us more about the spaces where they live.

Must engage 10 young people aged between 5-25

Organisations that apply must be connected to a local housing association – preference will be given to those taking action on social housing estates

Must be youth-led

Young people must fill out our green research survey

Action must be delivered Summer-Autumn 2022

You must tell us what impact the project will have

We will…
Give you up to a £500 micro-grant
Send you a nature pack
Feed your data back into our Housing network

What is Green Research?


Green Researchers are on a mission to discover more about the outdoor spaces around them – looking at the plants, animals and people that use it. Taking part in this research helps housing associations to see spaces from their residents’ point of view, and also helps our green researchers decide to how to best spend their microgrant for their community!


All Green Peer Researchers will:

Measure local green spaces

Using a checklist and the tools that have been supplied  by Backyard Nature and the Green Housing Consortium.

Share ideas for the better use of local green spaces

Working in a group, share back to local housing teams about the potential of local spaces.

Be part of a national network

There will be a national network of Green Researchers who will influence the housing sector on the use of green spaces for young people and their families.

If you’d like to sign up for our Green Microgrant program to do some Green Research with your green space and community, here’s how!


Simply click on the button below to complete the application form.  We’ll be reviewing with our Youth Board on a monthly basis so you should find out very soon if you are successful.


If you have any questions you can email us on:


With BIG THANKS to our Green Housing Consortium members and iWill for providing this funding!

Our housing association partners include Catalyst HousingClarion Housing GroupEbbsfleet Development CorporationLiveWest, Peabody Housing Association, Phoenix Community HousingPlaces for PeopleSovereign Housing Association and Swan Housing Association.


Click below if you'd like to sign up for our Green Microgrant program to do some Green Research with your green space and community.
Apply here!

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