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 a few years ago. The funding is available for projects across Edinburgh to help grow the network of community gardens in the city.

Among the community groups receiving grants last year were, Newhaven Heritage and The Afro-Caribbean Christian Fellowship which helped them start 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, please apply for the next schme which will open later this year.

Please note that we will process applications as we receive them this year to allow successful applicants to start work on their projects earlier, so please get applications in promptly.

ELGT 2017-18 Small Grant Application Form

2017-18 Guidance Notes