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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.

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

Eligible activities

You can apply to the Community Growing Fund for a wide range of activities, goods or services, where the aim is to help people to grow and learn about food.  

This may include:

  • financial help to set up a community growing area, where the land has already been identified and purchased or leased
  • purchase and building of raised beds, poly-tunnels and other cultivation facilities
  • purchase of topsoil
  • materials and labour to make existing sites accessible
  • purchase of plant sock and saplings
  • purchase or lease of tools and equipment e.g. rotavators and mini-diggers
  • purchase of personal protective equipment such as gloves and safety footwear
  • cost associated with running community education classes in relevant subjects such as growing, harvesting, cooking - e.g. hall hire, purchase of goods, development of training materials
  • purchase of outdoor educational and/or social cooking facilities such as pizza ovens or barbeques  (necessary approvals and risk assessments must be in place)
  • administrative costs (including any additional human resources) needed to deliver the project which is the subject of the application

We will not fund:

  • projects and activities which do not provide an immediate and tangible community benefit, such as research activities and feasibility studies
  • projects that have an economic or commercial purpose