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RHS support for community gardening

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 00:00
Royal Horticultural Society

Receive expert advice and up to £500 for your community gardening project. Applications now open.

Could you do with some funding for a new community growing project? Is there an underused space in your area that you would love to transform using the power of plants?

The RHS is looking for intergenerational partnership projects between community groups and youth groups or schools who want to join forces to do something positive for people and planet, by greening up a space in their local community. Projects should explore how plants can help tackle issues in your community and should support one or more of the following themes:

Grow for People - create a space to bring people together and promote health and wellbeing

Grow for the Planet - create a garden for the environment; for example, you could reduce your impact by growing food, create a garden made of recycled materials, or select plants for a challenging climate, whether wet or dry

Grow for Wildlife - create a space for wildlife and boost local biodiversity  

Successful applicants will receive hands-on horticultural support and training from our expert RHS Community Outreach Advisors, along with up to £500 worth of materials and plants to support the project. Follow the links below to apply and to find out more about the types of projects we are looking for, and the areas of the country where we are currently able to provide support

Applications must be submitted by 28 Feb 2019. See How to apply, or contact communities@rhs.org.uk

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