Invitation to apply for a Grant for your Community Group

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 the former Avon area develop their local area communal spaces. Applications are invited from communities in Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire for small grants to help them purchase plants or gardening equipment.

Please tell us about your community garden and what plants are already being grown. We would like to hear what you would like to do next and how a grant could help you achieve that. The list below gives a few ideas of what could be purchased:

  • Plants for the sensory garden
  • Plants to attract wildlife
  • Fruit trees
  • Seeds and seedlings
  • Herbs
  • Rain water collection
  • Hand tools, forks, trowels, potting compost, watering cans
  • Ground preparation –e.g. raised beds, compost etc.

We are able to award grants of between £200 and £250 following a successful application. We ask that recipients send us updates and photographs of their projects that have been helped by the grant, so that we can put it on our website. We would also very much like to visit if possible once the work has been completed.

Community Grants Application Form