To encourage communities to grow their own food by funding a range of community-based projects with the aim of improving access to fresh fruit and vegetables, particulary to those on a lower income.
Who can apply?
Applications for grants, ranging from £250 to £5000, are open to community groups, organisations and schools either currently undertaking, or wishing to develop, growing-related projects within their locality.
What can be funded?
Grow Local Swansea grants can be used to fund many of the different costs community groups and growing projects face including:
- Communal sheds and greenhouses
- Equipment and tools
- Plants and seeds
- Site improvements e.g. fencing, water supply or upgrading paths
- Development of afterschool growing clubs
What is required from the school?
Schools would need to complete a grant funding application form though plenty of help is available for this through our team and the guidance notes below.
How do the pupils directly benefit?
Pupils can learn a great deal through being involved in the Grow Local scheme. Not only the curriculum links to PSHE, such as healthy eating there are also links to science regarding the growth of fruits and vegetables.
Additional benefits include teaching opportunities for teamwork, responsibility and group work whilst allowing pupils the opportunity for outdoor learning.
If you'd like to discuss your project and its potential for grant funding please contact our growing project officer, Adam Mason, on 01792 633813.
Are there any ready-to-use resources available?
Additional information can be found in the resources and guidance notes attached.
For any queries regarding the Edunet site, contact Emily Marchant on E.K.Marchant@swansea.ac.uk