Edinburgh community gardening groups supported by our small-grant scheme
As always, ELGT had a great response to the ‘Growing Communities For Health’ grant scheme when it was launched in September of last year. During 2016, we will be funding twelve projects across Edinburgh, and helping to grow the network of community gardens in the city.
Among the community groups receiving grants this year, Newhaven Heritage and The Afro-Caribbean Christian Fellowship will be starting up brand new garden projects. Grants are also being put towards:
- expenses for volunteers at North Edinburgh Grows and LGBT Health;
- rebuilding raised beds at Lochend Secret Garden;
- a range of specially-adapted lightweight tools for volunteers at the Garden Globe, Craigmillar;
- volunteer training at the Royal Edinburgh Community Garden.
If your community group wants to start a new garden, or is looking for funds to help develop an existing garden, keep a look out for the launch of 2017’s grant scheme, which will be happening in the autumn.