Deadline 28th February 2022
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. We
welcome applications for projects that foster diversity and/or support people with physical or
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. The following are not eligible
- Promotional costs (eg production or printing of leaflets)
- Hire of large mechanical tools (eg large shredder, JCB etc)
- Transport to visit gardens
- Educational course fees or training costs
- Volunteer expenses