Funding Successes

Building on the legacy of the previous FOHP and their own funding successes, the new Friends of Home Park committee has been successful in multiple funding bids for improvements to the park- improvements to facilities, planting, biodiversity and many more. Below is some of our successful funding applications to date.

Please don’t assume we know about all funding opportunities- if you know of any opportunities that might be relevant, please reach out to let us know!

Adult & Children’s Trim Trail!

It was confirmed in early 2022, that FOHP’s application to the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) Ward fund for a new Trim Trail in Home Park was successful, with a total of £28,000 for the project being jointly funded by the Bellingham and Sydenham Wards.

The project will likely commence in 2022 with community engagement

Lewisham Greening Fund- TBC!

It has been confirmed that our application to The Greening Fund was successful in part (at least), and we are awaiting full details to be confirmed later in 2022. The application included: additional/better bins; an orchard; replacement picnic benches; a table tennis table.

Spring Bulbs!

In 2021, FOHP planted over 500 spring bulbs donated by Metropolitan Public Gardens Association MPGA in association with Taylors Bulbs of Spalding.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped plant them!

Sparrow Nesting Boxes!

FOHP was successful in our application to the 2021 Kenneth White legacy award for five new triple sparrow nesting boxes for Home Park, selected by Lewisham’s Nature Conservation team.

Kenneth White (1923 – 2011) was a local author, historian, geographer and environmentalist. He was passionate about nature and left a legacy to use for the enhancement of biodiversity in Lewisham. The Kenneth White Legacy Award is running since 2013 for projects that aim to enhance and/or raise awareness of biodiversity in Lewisham.

New Trees!

Lewisham’s Nature Conservation team were successful in their funding application to the Local Authority Treescapes Fund (LATF) for new trees in several parks within the borough. FOHP assisted Lewisham with their application. The locations and species of new trees in Home Park were planned out by Lewisham’s Nature Conservation and Biodiversity team and were planted in 2021. The new trees include London Plane saplings planted between the established plane tree avenue as a long-term plan to protect the avenue against natural tree loss and tree management.

The Fund aims to improve landscape connectivity outside woodland, increase natural colonisation where appropriate and provide benefits to ecosystems and society, such as carbon absorption, flood protection and support for biodiversity. The funding includes planting in Year 1 and maintenance in Years 2-4

While we like to think we give every funding opportunities available our best shot, there is only so many of them and equally limited pots of funds available with a huge amount of competition. With small contributions from the community by annual membership fees and one-off donations, you can help FOHP make further improvements to your park.


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