The National Housing Federation & Neighbourhoods Green and
Keep Britain Tidy are delighted to announce that after two years of
development Green Flag Award for Housing has now launched.
Green Flag Award is the benchmark standard for parks and
green spaces and an internationally recognised accreditation. The
development of the award for the sector not only shows housing
association's leading role in creating great places to live but
provides a target for members to aim for in estate level
regeneration and creates a great opportunity to publicise the
fantastic work members are already doing.
Specific sites or estates operated by social landlords will be
able to apply for the award, which is not yet applicable to other
tenures of housing. Your housing association could well be the
first in it's town, city or county to win Green Flag Award.
Cost, Process, and Applications
The award is given following a two stage process of a review of
the management documentation and a visit two the site by two expert
judges. Judges will always provide expert feedback on how the site
can be improved. If you are not sure if a site is ready to submit
we can arrange a free pre-application visit to give support and
advice for the process.
Fees for applications in the previous financial year
- £312.00 (plus VAT) for sites up to 19.99 hectares
- £363.00 (plus VAT) for sites 20.00 hectares and
If you are interested in applying for Green Flag Award for
Housing or just want to know more, please contact
In May 2015, free training sessions will be run for staff from
interested housing associations in Manchester and London. If
you are interested in attending, please contact