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Lets Grow Together

Applications for The Let's Grow Together Fund are currently closed.

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 are available per project in 2023/4.

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 food growing, waste reduction and recycling in schools;
    • Supporting the creation and development of urban market gardening and farming.

These themes are linked with Glasgow City Council's Climate Planpdf icon Strategic Plan 2022-2027 [15Mb] 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 for further detail.
  • Applicants must be a constituted not-for-private-profit third sector or community organisation with a bank account. 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.
  • Applications from organisations which have previously received a Let's Grow Together Fund award are welcome. However, new applicants will have priority.

How to Apply

Applications for The Let's Grow Together Fund are currently closed.

Selection process

After the deadline for submissions applications will be checked to ensure they meet the Fund and Eligibility criteria.

Eligible applications will be reviewed by Glasgow City Council's Food Growing team and members of the Community Growers' Forum which is a small group made up of representatives of food growing organisations across the city.

Following the review of applications this decision-making Panel will meet to select the successful applications.


Applications Open15 May 2023
Applications Close25 June 2023
Assessing applications26 June - 7 July 2023
Peer Review10 - 21 July 2023
Awards announcedweek commencing 24 July 2023
Paymentsweek commencing 31 July 2023
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