I'm part of a group in my village trying to establish a community garden.
The site we hope to develop in in the centre of the village
which is Quorn in Leicestershire - East Midlands.
We would very much like to ensure that we have wheelchair access and raised beds with a sensory garden at the chosen site.
Are there any grants to fund this sort of work?
Thank you for getting in touch - your scheme sounds fantastic as there is such a shortage of places to go if you are in a wheelchair. The sensory garden is a lovely idea.
The Tree Council also provides funding to community groups through their "Community Trees programme" if you have children under 16 years actively involved in the planting project.
Another charity which has funded community gardens in the past is the People's Postcode Trust
Grow Wild is a campaign to encourage people to sow UK native wild flowers.
Funding is available for community and local groups across the UK to create a community site in their local area. Updates on the funding are posted in their newsletter or on Facebook.
Th UK government has also invited (October 2019) community led organisations in partnership with Local Authorities to apply for funding to create new pocket parks and refurbish existing parks.