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May 30, 2012

The Growing Awards

Brand new grant fund for the South West from the Co-operative.

Somerset Community Food have just been notified of a brilliant new grant fund from the Co-operative, specifically aimed at allotments and community gardens in the South West! Awards of between £500 - £2,000 will be provided to support a small number of groups to initiate or develop growing projects that work on Co-operative principles.

Please see the information and link below for more information and how to apply. The application form looks fairly straightforward but if you would like any help or guidance then do let us know. It’s definitely worth a try!!!


The Co-operative has just launched a pilot funding award for allotments and community growers in the South West.

It would be great to get as many applications in as possible as the co-op are keen to demonstrate to their national Values & Principles committee that this is an area which should be supported with more resources. This is the link to their website where the application form can be downloaded until August:

Don’t miss also, the Community Fund though which the Coop gives out grants of up to £2,000 (decisions taken at local area meetings 5 times a year). This is a national programme of funding to which allotments and community growers are welcome to apply. Last year almost half a million was given to community groups in the South West. Information can be found at by clicking on the online application tab on the left.