Funding: National Gardens Scheme – Community Gardens Grants up to £5000

National Garden Scheme Community Gardens Award

Applications open annually in early September and close on 31st December. Applicants are advised of the outcome during March the following year.

National Garden Scheme Community Gardens Award provides funding to amateur gardeners from community groups in England and Wales to create a garden or similar project (such as an allotment) with horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community.
These projects should aim to bring a community together by being a space people can share, by the acquisition and sharing of gardening knowledge and skills and by inspiring a love of gardening.
All applications are considered on their individual merits by a panel made up of the supervisor, a trustee and a vice-president. No fixed amount is set but awards do not usually exceed £5,000. Funding could cover, for example, site preparation (including hire of small mechanical tools such as rotavators), hand tools, plants, trees, shrubs, containers and seating.

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