gardening fund for local community provided by National Garden Scheme

National Garden Scheme

In Funding News by Siti

Is your local community in need of gardening funds?

National Garden Scheme – Community Gardens Award

The funding is for gardening projects carried out within local communities.

No fixed minimum or maximum amount is set but awards do not usually exceed £5,000.

The funding is only available to projects in England and Wales run by amateur gardeners within community groups.

The funding is for the creation of a garden or a similar project (such as an allotment) with horticultural focus for the benefit of the local community.

The project should aim to bring a community together by creating a space people can share, by the acquisition and sharing of gardening knowledge and skills and by inspiring a love of gardening.

Funding could cover expenses such as:

  • Site preparation (including hire of small mechanical tools such as rotavators)
  • Hand tools
  • Plants
  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Containers
  • Seating

Applications open annually in early September and close on 31st December.

Tel: 01799 550553


For more information about National Garden Scheme please visit their page here.

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