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Green Social Prescribing grants open for applications
14th May 2024

An innovative funding scheme which awards grants to tackle and prevent mental ill-health through nature connection has been launched in South Yorkshire.

Groups in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield can apply for up to £7,500 from South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF).

The South Yorkshire Green Social Prescribing Grants Programme, which is being delivered in partnership with the NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife 

Trust and many more health and care partners, is available for approximately 20 community groups, social enterprises and charitable organisations.

Funding will be targeted towards projects which connect people with outdoor green or blue spaces for example horticulture, conservation, physical activity, wilderness schemes, crafts, nature appreciation, care farming and alternative therapies

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 27th May 2024. Funding decisions will be made by a special panel in mid-June, with money released in early July. Projects should complete in January 2025.

For more information and full details, including application criteria, visit 

Green Social Prescribing 2024/25 | South Yorkshire's Community Foundation (

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