Ringing in the New Year was particularly significant for idverde as it crossed the 100-year milestone of caring for British landscapes. Throughout 2019, the business will be holding one event every month to celebrate this green legacy, and what better way to start than with the launch of the idverde Community Investment Fund, which is dedicated to improving parks and green spaces.
Parks and green spaces are at the heart of UK life. They provide opportunities every day for people to relax, play, meet neighbours and experience the natural world. As the ‘green lungs’ of our growing cities they even help tackle the impacts of climate change. As the UK’s largest green space contractor idverde works closely with the communities where it delivers services, providing volunteering opportunities for local people and working hand in hand with local Friends Groups to make sure local parks can be enjoyed by everyone.
Launched this week the idverde Community Investment Fund is a new initiative aimed at helping communities local to where idverde works to directly improve their own park or green space with the help of their neighbours, idverde, and its partners.
Sarah Hughes Clarke, Strategic Development Director, idverde said:
“Our former charity ‘Growing a Greener Britain’ was successful in its mission of supporting groups across the UK to enhance their parks. However, there are costs involved in running a charity, and the new idverde Community Investment Fund will allow us to us put more of the funds into green spaces instead of administration, and to better focus the help idverde can give to community groups. By concentrating on areas where we already have a team in place, local idverde contracts can get more involved by providing in-kind and direct support and assistance. All in all, we anticipate an even greater positive impact on local groups and their green spaces.
More details on the new fund and how to access it can be found at: www.idverde.co.uk/CommunityInvestmentFund/