Six environmental and voluntary organisations have been involved in the initial Nature for Health project.

Each partner is rooted in their local community and deliver Green Social Prescribing activities using local staff and volunteers.

  • Sow the City: piloting food growing schemes with the most deprived communities in Manchester, providing both social activity and access to free healthy food.
  • Petrus: providing opportunities such as nature activity kits, cycling, walks, outdoor exercise and education in Rochdale and breaking down barriers.
  • Lancashire Wildlife Trust: testing what kind of activities best attract those most in need in Bury, as well as providing volunteering opportunities for the community.
  • Salford CVS: identifying and filling gaps in therapy and treatment in natural surroundings, such as creating growing spaces, drop-in sessions and conservation training.
  • City of Trees: Greater Manchester-wide initiatives to identify and engage disinterested and excluded people by developing training for workers, a digital and physical resource exchange and stakeholder group.