FORGOTTEN corners and neglected green spaces in York are set to get a boost thanks to a dedicated £100,000 fund from City of York Council.

Twenty-five organisations are set to benefit from the grants, with projects including plans to create a mural on the Foss Islands pathway, the creation of a new community garden at St Hilda’s Church and for a footpath to be installed at Danesmead Wood.

The projects that will receive funding are expected to be agreed at a council meeting on Monday by the executive member for environment, Cllr Andrew Waller.

Councillors agreed to create a fund of £100,000 to improve “forgotten corners” in the city at a meeting in June and 30 applications for community projects were received. The entries were then scored against a criteria to decide which would receive money and how much.

The aim is for all the projects to be completed by 2019.

Green Lane Growers York Allotments Charitable Incorporated Organisation is set to receive the highest amount of funding - £18,000 - for plans to create a new community area and improve access for groups with disabilities.

Friends of Clifton Backies are due to get £7,000 to improve entry points to the area and to improve gates and paths.

And Lord Mayor’s Walk corner is set to be landscaped, with the aim of improving the “first green space passed by visitors to the city arriving by coach”.

Clifton Green Primary School is recommended for a grant of £9,610 for a project to develop the habitat around Clifton Wood Pond in partnership with The Conservation Volunteer Trust.

The report adds: “A criteria of the fund was that Forgotten Corners should be made more accessible to communities in York.”