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Seedcorn Funding Opportunity 2023- ‘A Right to Greenspace’

Added: 24/01/2023

Third Sector Leeds

Seedcorn Funding Opportunity 2023 ‘A Right to Greenspace’ Supporting Leeds Third Sector & University Collaboration

LeedsACTS! have a small (£2,500) pot of funding to support 4-6 proposals (between £300 – £800) that build collaborative links between voluntary/community organisations and universities to work up ideas for joint action.

We are looking for collaborations that:

  • Showcase the mutual benefits of third sector and higher education collaborations
  • Translate and disseminate existing evidence from partnership working (e.g. publishing co-produced papers; attending conferences for third sector partners to share co-produced research; creation of plain English reports)
  • Developmental consultations

Theme: The focus of this seedcorn funding call is on ‘A Right to Greenspace’, which is one of the four rights identified through the Equitable Leeds seminar series in 2022.

Everyone in our city should have access to local greenspace and feel welcome and safe in it.

  • Leeds should have a pocket park in every neighbourhood.
  • We should embrace and support community led greening and growing projects, knowing the benefits of green activity outweigh the risks.


How to Apply

  • Make a joint (community and academic partner) application* for seedcorn funding.
  • Complete your funded activity within 3 months of receiving the funding
  • Let us know how you got on within 1 month of completion of the activity – we will send out an evaluation form.
  • Please email your completed applications to

*If you don’t already have a joint partnership, LeedsACTS! can help you find either an academic or community partner – just let us know before submitting the application.

When will successful applications be decided?

This call for applications is open until 5 March 2023. A panel from the LeedsACTS! partnership will review the applications and advise on whether or not they have been approved for funding within 3 weeks of the closing date. The funding will then be administered upon receipt of an invoice.

All work must take place in the metropolitan district of Leeds.  Costs cannot cover any staff time and must include Leeds academic and third sector colleagues as collaborators from the outset.

Please find a full overview of the fund and a full application form below:

Right to Greenspace Overview

Application Form

Third Sector Leeds

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