Local community garden grants

Lewisham Council is currently taking applications for community garden grants. If you run or are planning a project in the borough, you can apply for up to £750 to help with costs.

The deadline for applications is 30th April 2012 and there will be two funding rounds. Round 1 will opened on 7th November 2011 and will close on 13th January 2012. Round 2 will open 1st March 2012 and close on 30th April 2012.

Eligible projects must:

1. Encourage community cohesion (for example, creating a derelict area into a garden that gets the whole community working together in harmony) and at least one of the following objectives.

2. Help develop projects to initiate and run new food growing spaces within LBL

3. Or support existing projects that encourage people to grow their own food for community benefit within LBL.

Please contact 0208 314 2068 to request an application or email communitygardens@lewisham.gov.uk.

Thanks to Cllr Foxcroft for the information.