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Let's Grow Together Fund

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The Let's Grow Together Fund was created to support communities to create, access, and celebrate growing spaces within Glasgow and in this way increase the opportunities for citizens to grow their own fruit and vegetables locally.

This is an annual fund of £50,000 which was introduced to support the aims of the current iteration of Glasgow's Food Growing Strategy (2020-25). Capital grants between £500 and £5,000 were available per project in 2024/25.

The deadline for applications for the 2024/25 round of the Fund was 25 June 2024. The Fund is now closed for applications.

Fund Criteria

  • Projects must contribute to increasing the number of food growing spaces across the City, which can include but is not limited to meeting the demand for allotments, community gardens or market gardens.
  • Each project proposal should also address one of the following themes:
    • Supporting the creation and maintenance of good quality, multifunctional open space to help reconnect communities with nature;
    • Supporting food waste reduction and reuse of materials in the community;
    • Protecting and enhancing biodiversity in the City;
    • Promoting and supporting improved physical, mental and emotional health & wellbeing;
    • Sharing the benefits of climate action across the community;
    • Supporting the creation and development of urban market gardening and farming.

These themes are linked with  Glasgow City Council's Climate Plan (PDF) [15MB] (opens new window) ,   Strategic Plan 2022-2027 (PDF) [15MB] (opens new window)  as well as the City Food Plan.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This is a capital grant. Revenue costs such as staffing (including sessional staff), events or workshops are not eligible. However, costs associated with the build or installation of growing 'infrastructure' can be included. See the Guidance document (PDF) [154KB] (opens new window)  for further detail.
  • Constituted not-for-private-profit third sector or community organisations and schools, with a bank account, are eligible to apply. Such organisations can apply on behalf of growers' or community groups without a governing document or bank account.
  • Applicants must have the relevant insurance and permissions required to take their proposal forward.
  • More than one application can be made by the same organisation, but no organisation or partnership will receive more than 10% of the total grant money available per year.
  • Organisations that have previously received support through the Let's Grow Together Fund are not eligible to apply.

 

How to apply

The deadline for applications for the 2024/25 round of the Fund was 25 June 2024. The Fund is now closed for applications.

You may also wish to refer to the Let's Grow Together Fund  Guidance document (PDF) [154KB] (opens new window) .

Selection process

TimelineDates
Applications open15 May 2024
Applications close25 June 2024
Assessing applications26 June - 7 July 2024
Peer Review10 - 21 July 2024
Awards announcedWeek commencing 22 July 2024
PaymentsWeek commencing 29 July 2024

 

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Last modified on 11 July 2024

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