INTRODUCING NEW RHS COMMUNITY FUNDS – OPEN FOR IN BLOOM GROUPS WHO ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED WITH RHS NW IN BLOOM

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From working on a community allotment, to holding horticultural workshops

and cleaning up the local high street, a shared passion for plants and growing

has the ability to bring diverse groups of people together and help us build a

greener community.

That’s why we’re launching two brand new grants – the RHS Community

Environment Fund and the RHS Connected Communities Fund – supporting

your group to bring more gardening projects to life.

With grants of up to £5,000 available, we want to help your community group

harness the power of plants. So, if you’ve been looking for extra funding to help

connect with more people or reduce the impacts of the climate crisis in your

local area, keep reading for more information on how you can apply!

RHS COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT FUND

Collectively, our actions can create change and help mitigate the climate crisis.

The RHS Community Environment Fund aims to support community gardening

projects that use plants or greening solutions to tackle environmental issues, as well as educating and raising awareness about how individuals can support their local environment.

With grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 available, to apply you must be a

registered Britain in Bloom or It’s Your

Neighbourhood group, and submit your application by midnight on Monday 6

December 2021.

We’re particularly looking for projects that:

Take action on environmental issues that are important to your local

community such as: air quality or pollution; biodiversity loss; carbon capture or

sequestration – including peat free, composting and no-dig; chemical free gardening; impacts of extreme weather – including flooding, high temperatures, or storms; reusing

and recycling materials; soil quality or degradation; and water quality or

conservation.

Use plants or greening solutions to tackle, minimise the impacts, or reduce

the negative effects of environmental issues.

To learn more about the Fund and submit your application for consideration,

visit our website.

RHS CONNECTED COMMUNITIES FUND

If you have questions about the RHS Community Environment Fund or RHS

Connected Communities Fund, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a

member of our team for more information.

We believe that gardening and growing should be accessible to everyone, no

matter where you live or what you know about plants. Supporting community gardening projects that bring diverse groups of people together, the RHS Connected

Communities Fund offers grants of between £1,000 and £3,000.

To be apply for the grant, you must be a registered Britain in Bloom, It’s Your

Neighbourhood or Campaign for School

Gardening group, and submit your application by midnight on Monday 6

December 2021.

We’re particularly looking for projects that:

Use gardening and growing as a way to help community groups and schools

create new community connections and bring people together.

Encourage people to work together, creating opportunities for communities

to grow, be active and overcome isolation and/or share gardening skills and

knowledge.

Aim to build ongoing connections between the people involved, beyond the funded project.

Employ sustainable gardening practices.

Raise awareness of the importance of plants and gardening for the benefit of

everyone.

If you’ve got a project in mind, visit our website to learn more and submit your application.