Applications Open for Community Gardens Award

Deadline: 31st January 2023

Funding to support the development and expansion of gardening projects carried out by local communities.

Delivered by the National Garden Scheme, the Community Gardens Award provides grants of £500 to £5,000 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 funding is available to projects in England, Northern Ireland and Wales run by amateur gardeners within community groups or Community Interest Companies (CICs).

Grants could cover expenses such as:

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

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.