Green Goals

The award-winning Green Goals project supported 82 local community projects over 5 years.

Green Goals

The Green Goals project fund is no longer open for applications.

The partnership between Bournemouth Council, AFC Bournemouth, Bournemouth University and many local businesses helped improve the local environment, raise environmental awareness and make life better for the whole Bournemouth community.

Green Goals - The Results

Environmental and community benefits for Bournemouth

The results included many environmental and community benefits for Bournemouth. Green Goals has helped with:

  • Regular litter picks and clean-up events with local schools and guest appearances from AFC Bournemouth players and Cherry Bear
  • Green Goals roadshows at family festivals, school conferences and the Bournemouth Air Festival including keepie-uppie competitions and recycling quizzes to win match day tickets, football merchandise and mascot opportunities
  • The Rags to Riches Textile Recycling Competition with Bournemouth schools
  • Introducing an AFC Bournemouth player each year as the Green Goals Ambassador to champion environmental issues
  • Supported 82 local community projects over 5 years to deliver healthy living benefits, with over £68k of funding
  • Regular Green Goals updates at AFC Bournemouth games and in matchday programmes
  • Education initiatives used by The Cherries Learning Centre focusing on environmental issues and raising standards in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Community Funded Projects



Amount requested

Parent and Friends Association

Stourfield Junior School


Pergola and Sensory Planting

Accessible area for pupils with physical and sensory impairments including an increasing number of children with autism and challenging behaviours. The Gardening Club and parent volunteers will build and plant during February half term. (contribution towards £3,950) 



Stour Valley Supporters Group


Themed tree seat for Wildlife Garden

Part of the new visitor centre providing a gateway to the Stour Valley. The wildlife garden will provide a relaxing space where wildlife can be observed.


Pokesdown Community Primary School

Raised vegetable beds for school garden

Provision of raised beds around the school to enable more children to join Gardening Club (currently 60 on waiting list). Would also be used during lessons and for parents Saturday gardening days.


Townsend Community Association

Birch Drive Project – Development.

Expansion and development of gardening work carried out in and around Birch Drive. This will further develop, maintain and refurbish areas created by recent volunteering work.


Jewell Academy

School Garden / Allotment

Poly tunnel for year round gardening and vegetable growing.


Muscliff Primary School



Nature and Sensory Garden

Transforming disused part of playground into a nature / sensory garden. To be used by all year groups for gardening and investigating nature. The SEN and nurture groups will use as part of their group time.




Transition Bournemouth



Slades Farm Community Garden

Replace wicker fence around vegetable beds (re dogs) with chestnut paling to match pond fence. To host 2 public events Spring & Summer to involve volunteers / schools to get involved. 




The Green / green spaces.

To maintain and develop Pokesdown Green and ‘Billboard’ green (Rosebery Road). Replanting, refencing, and creating wildlife habitats. Installing self watering system / water butts. 






Nature Detectives

Encouraging young people to get involved in nature walks, bat walks and fungi forays. Litter picks, photographic competition and a visit to the new barn visitor centre.


Avonbourne Trust


Boscombe Regeneration Mural

5 A Level Art students will train with MBN Arts and create a mural in the Sovereign Centre car park, The theme is regeneration and the protection of our natural areas in the town and based on the Earth Charter principles.


Transition Bournemouth



Count on Me

Equipment (+ fees to attend Winton Carnival) to be used at events to promote and encourage sustainable behaviour. The value of pledges to choose a green activity will be added to a live counter, carbon savings, that will be displayed on the day and social media.




Bournemouth Parks Foundation

Kinson Village Green II

 As part of the transformation this phase is to provide power and water to enable events and voluntary horticulture. They have secured £1,000 of the £2,000 project. 



Stour Valley Supporters

Interpretative play tunnel

Large carved structure depicting how the local wildlife utilises the underground environment in an interesting and educational format. Situated near the visitor centre, which will offer tea and coffee, and a seating area.



Bourne Academy 


Installation of cycle lockers

To meet the increasing needs of students cycling to school. Helmet lockers and padlocks.