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National Garden Scheme - Community Gardens Award

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Grants are available to amateur gardeners from community groups in England and Wales to create a garden or similar project with horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community.

Eligible Expenditure

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

How To Apply

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

Application guidelines and an application form are available on the website of the National Garden Scheme.

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For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Doug Copeland
    Award Scheme Supervisor
    National Garden Scheme
    Langley Upper Green
    CB11 4RY
    Tel: 01799 550553
    Email: [email protected]

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