In order to support communities in delivering gardening projects with the aim of improving wellbeing, the Royal Horticultural society (RHS) has launched the RHS Community Wellbeing Grant.
Groups and organisations can apply for £5,000 – £10,000 to use with their participants in wellbeing gardening projects across 2022. Eligible groups include community and voluntary groups who are:
- registered charities, social enterprises, community gardens and allotment associations anywhere in the UK
- this includes, but is not limited to, community gardening groups registered with RHS programmes including, Britain in Bloom and It’s Your Neighbourhood
- projects run as a partnership
The lead organisation will need to have its own bank account, as grants cannot be paid to individuals.
Projects can cover a range of themes, such as skills workshops, developing an existing space or planting sessions, as long as gardening and wellbeing are at the heart.
In particular, RHS is looking for projects which are user-led and respond to the needs of the people who will benefit, increasing access for people who are usually under-represented in gardening, and are run by and/or for communities living in areas of high socio-economic deprivation.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 7th March.
For further information, including full eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit the RHS website.
Alternatively, for further information, contact the RHS Grants Officer by email: email@example.com