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Lewisham Homes - funding for community-led site improvements

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on February 6, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Hopefully this Lewisham Homes 'Get Gardening'  application process is less half-assed than it appears to be.

Having read through the application form,  I have my doubts that a gardener had anything to do with planning it. There is no mention of planting fruit trees for a start. Funding for community vegetable growing projects which comes through IN MAY. Sowing wild flower seeds IN MAY How very useful!  

You can of course still direct sow runner beans and courgette, or spend half your funding buying in older plants from the garden centre. But where is the fun or the learning in that? So yeah, a clear ethos of Grow Your Own and sustainability at the heart of this Lewisham Homes scheme.

Anyway... here is the Application Form

If you're aware of a Lewisham Homes site which could do with gussying up- then there is up to £5,000 available for community improvment projects.

Who can apply? You can be a Lewisham Homes resident, a group of residents, or a community group or social enterprise, but your project MUST be for, and benefit, Lewisham Homes residents. Your project can be a one-off piece of work, or last for weeks or even a couple of months.

Key dates

• 3 March: Community Fund launches

• 14 April: Closing date for applications

Successful applicants will be notified in early May.

How to apply If you have a fantastic idea for a community project then book your place now for a one-to-one support or training session on how to apply for funding. Email [email protected].uk or call Joy Burnett on 020 8613 7662.

Categories: Lewisham Council, Community Garden

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