Northern England

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Here you can find lots of useful information for, and about, city farms and community gardens in Northern England. You can:

  • Find gardens and farms in your local area via our interactive map or our search page.
  • Find details of events by viewing the news and updates section below.
  • Download a copy of FCFCG's North East and North West maps, plus other useful publications.
  • See the bottom of this page for contact details of the FCFCG staff team in Northern England.

 

 

Northern England News

altNews of interest to community gardens in Northern England, including training and networking events.

  • FCFCG explores plans for mobile city farm in Hull
  • New short video about Tameside Hyde Park Orchard
  • Bradford-based city farm gets funding boost

Read more: Northern England News

 

Community Green Space Awards Project

communityawards1Community gardeners and the social housing sector have the opportunity to get support and training to developing thriving community gardens across Greater Manchester, as part of a new pilot project

The initiative is a partnership between the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG), Keep Britain Tidy and the National Housing Federation.

The aim is to help local growing groups access tools, training and visits to successful sites. This will help build the group's capacity and confidence of participating communities in managing their own green spaces.

Read More: Community Green Space Awards Project

   

Hands on for Habitat Heroes

coop membershiplogofcfcg logo horizontalHands on for Habitat Heroes is a partnership between the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, the North Region of the Co-operative Membership and host farms and gardens. Inspired by the Habitat Heroes programme on Co-operative Farms, it has provided an opportunity for Co-operative members and the wider community to get involved. 

The aim has been to work together to improve habitats for protected and endangered species. 

Read more: Hands on for Habitat Heroes

 

Northern England Publications

altTrue Value Research: A research study carried out across Cumbria and North East England highlighting the true value of city farms and community gardens. Go to the True Value Research page of this website to download the full research document (which may be handy for funding bids) and a more colourful summary document.

Northern England maps: FCFCG has published two colourful maps for the region, showing the location of city farms and community gardens in the North East and North West. You can download the maps as pdf documents by clicking on the links below:

alt North West Map

alt North East Map

Read more: Northern England Publications

   

Northern England Funding

altFunding opportunities for community gardens in Northern England. Includes long term funding and grants schemes. We also provide regular e-bulletins with funding information to our members.

Read more: Northern England Funding

 

Northern England Contacts

Mick Marston, Northern England Development Co-ordinator

21 Beech Grove, Blackhall Mill, Newcastle upon Tyne NE17 7TD
Tel: 01207 562 317
Fax: 01207 561 317
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Raichael Lock, Community Award Coordinator (Green Flag, Greater Manchester)

Tel: 0161 275 9725

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