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Community growing grant funded by Feeding Ashfield, UK Government and Levelling up

Community growing grant scheme

We want to support local community organisations that are involved in providing opportunities such as community growing, green social prescribing and allotment projects within Ashfield.

Community growing

For this, we will distribute £5000 of UKSPF funding, to local organisations within Ashfield, in small grants of £500.

Items covered by the grant

Examples of how the money could be spent include buying equipment, seeds/plants, venue hire, transport, and staff/volunteer training (this is not a definitive list, we would love to hear your ideas!)

All grant payments will be paid by BACS as soon as all necessary processes are completed e.g. setting up of new accounts.

Organisations will be asked to confirm their organisation type (i.e. charity status and legal structure) on the application form.

Please note: Businesses and individuals are ineligible for this fund.

Litter Picking Packs

We also have litter picking packs available for community groups on request. Each pack contains enough kit for a group of 10 including pickers, hoops, hi vi vests, gloves & 200 red bags. These will be available free of charge to community groups on the understanding that, should they receive a pack, they agree to complete at least 4 litter picks within the District per year.
Both adult and child packs are available.

To apply for a litter picking pack, please complete a community growing application form below and state that you would like a litter picking pack the under grant request section.

Note: If you are only applying for litter picking packs, we will not need your groups bank details so please ignore this section.

How to apply

To apply, you will need the following to complete the application:

  • Proof of your organisation authenticity
  • Copies of your organisation's equal opportunities policy, safeguarding statement and insurance cover
  • An overview of how you plan to spend the money if successful
  • Bank details for your organisation.

If you don't have all of the documentation available, still apply as your application will still be considered.

  1. Please complete the online application form (you need to have everything ready to complete the whole form, as it cannot be saved and completed at a later date):

Community growing grant application form

  1. Please refer to the General Data Protection Regulation/Privacy Notice statement for information about how we will use your data.
  2. Please acknowledge our grant aid in your annual report, in your accounts and in any publicity or other written material you produce about the activities we are funding.
  3. Please retain all your receipts, record details of all your expenditure and project outcomes, as we will require you to complete a short monitoring form at a later date.

Applications open from 1 October 2023, and will be open until all funds have been allocated. Applications are on a first come, first served basis.

Further information

If you need any further information or support with this application, please contact us: