The Community Growing Forum has a number of funds up to £500 to distribute to groups growing in their community in areas of economic disadvantage. If you are a constituted growing group with an idea where you know a small spend would make a big difference email email@example.com. This fund requires a very short application and ‘light touch’ reporting. New applicants will be given priority. We are happy to discuss your ideas.
Last year groups from across Scotland used the funds to:
- Buy ingredients to support community meals
- Buy a strimmer and other tools
- Install and plant raised growing beds throughout their community
- Develop and plant a new garden area for rest and relaxation
- Plant up an unused area of land with fruit trees
- Extend water catchment systems for polytunnel growing
The Pockets and Prospects Fund is funded by the Scottish Government via the Scottish Community Alliance’s Community Capacity and Resilience Fund. Read more about the Alliance‘s work here.