Community Gardens Award

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
mental disability.

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
for funding:

  • Promotional costs (eg production or printing of leaflets)
  • Hire of large mechanical tools (eg large shredder, JCB etc)
  • Transport to visit gardens
  • Insurance
  • Educational course fees or training costs
  • Volunteer expenses
  • Salaries

Click here for the funders website.