Grants for Community Groups
Established over 25 years ago, Avon Gardens Trust is part of a national network of county gardens trusts.
Besides having a particular interest in the conservation and enjoyment of historic gardens and public parks, county gardens trusts are also keen to promote the importance of outdoor community spirit through the development of gardens in communal spaces.
Avon Gardens Trust is keen to encourage communities in our area develop their local area communal spaces. Applications are invited from communities for small grants to help them purchase plants or gardening equipment.
Previous Community Grants
Belying the summer to come, on a cold and grey June day a cheque was handed over to representatives from the Somali Resource Centre and the charity Agora (www.agora.uk.com) in front of the Peace Garden on the forecourt of the inclusive community Mosque in Barton Hill. Our visit to the Somali Resource Centre at the Barton Hill Settlement in November 2012 and subsequently meeting a representative from Agora had led on to their initial application…
Tucked away behind the Georgian facade of the old St. Luke’s Vicarage on the corner of Queen Anne Road in Barton Hill lies a spacious, historic walled garden in the area of the ancient ecclesiastical parish of Temple or Holy Cross. Dearly loved and beautifully laid out in earlier times, it had become neglected. Rather than the property being put on the open market, Dr Chris Sunderland of Agora, a charitable organisation which works to…