Supporting improvements to where people live, work and play by focusing on Covid recovery and green growth at a community level.

Green Communities


The Green Communities project aims to bring people and nature together, for the benefit of the environment and communities; enabling communities to transform their local area into a more desirable place to live, work and play; increase opportunities to volunteer locally outdoors while also creating opportunities for wildlife to flourish.

The Green Communities project is supported by the Welsh Government’s Enabling Natural Resources and Wellbeing fund. This means that projects and initiatives are required to integrate the principles of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (SMNR) into activities and community infrastructure.

The Green Communities project will be offering up to £30,000 to 30 rural communities within Denbighshire, Conwy, Flintshire and Wrexham to participate in the project, which will be selected through an open call process.

There is no closing date for applications, the programme will be open and running until the fund has been allocated. 

Some examples of eligible projects are:
  • Community gardens, allotments and orchards, woodlands, churchyards, rivers and ponds
  • Nature reserves and wildlife areas
  • Community miles to connect communities and green transport including cycling networks and charging points
  • Walking paths and circular walks around villages

If you are a community with an idea for a project within the eligible counties, the first step is to declare your interest by filling in the Expression of Interest form.  Please return this form to Cara Roberts, Project Support Officer by email:

For further guidance, please follow this link.



Here is a short video by Haf Roberts (project officer) introducing the Green Communities project:


We look forward to hearing from you!

If you’d like a chat, please contact:

Haf Roberts, Green Communities Project Manager – 07508443651
Cara Roberts, Green Communities Support Officer – 07554953765

22 October 2021

Rural communities to share in £1.3 million fund for green projects

TOWNS and villages across North East Wales are being challenged to come up with innovative green projects to earn a slice of a £1.3 million fund aimed at boosting the local environment. The Green Communities Fund aims to provide money to kick-start sustainable community-led projects and is being launched this month across the rural areas… Read More…

04 May 2022

North Wales community gardening projects benefit from funding

Community-led projects across the rural areas of Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Conwy are benefitting from a new £1.3 million fund. The Fund provides money to kick-start sustainable across the region and is being administered by rural development agency Cadwyn Clwyd. It is funded by the Welsh Government Rural Communities Rural Development Programme paid for by the European… Read More…