How to apply for the Community Growing Fund 2019 to 2020 - closed

Guide for community groups, public sector bodies and third sector organisations on applying for funding to support local growing projects.

This fund closed for applications on 31 March 2019.


The Community Growing Fund is an £80,000 grant scheme to help people grow and learn about food.

Community groups, public bodies and third sector organisations can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to support existing or set up new 'grow your own' projects. 

The scheme is part of our vision for a Good Food Nation and aims to help increase understanding of where our food comes from, and support healthy eating and exercise.

You can apply for a grant now. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Sunday, 31 March.

You should find out if you're going to get funding during the week beginning 6 May 2019.

All projects must be completed by 31 March 2020.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email



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