We could give you up to £500 to help you improve your community, one seed at a time.
If you’re interested in transforming a part of where you live – however small – into a green space where you can grow your own plants, we can help pay for it.
As part of a year-long project, we’re looking for keen, would-be gardeners who’d like to bring people together and make a positive impact on their community, and we can pay you up to £500 for some or all of your costs.
Here are some ideas of what you could do and where you could do it:
Grow fruit and veg for you and your neighbours in a communal space
Cultivate a flower garden in a communal area for your community to enjoy
Transform the front of your property in a way that others may enjoy
Plant flowers in time for spring around trees in your scheme
Grow plants in a window box or in pots around your front entrance
Improve the appearance of a disused area on your estate
Teach children to grow their own food
What you need to know:
We can pay for some or all of your costs, up to the value of:
£500 for projects involving five people or more
£250 for projects involving between two and four people
£50 for individual projects
The total amount applied for may not be awarded and applicants should only list costs that are directly relevant to their project.
Please provide before and after pictures of your project (which will help us promote your efforts and show how our customers can play a key role in supporting and improving the communities they live in).
As part of your application, we’ll contact your Home Services Manager to check that the area you want to work on is appropriate to use and belongs to Southern Housing Group.
We’re also looking for volunteers to help others with their gardening ideas. Training and expenses will be provided, so if you’d like to pass on your knowledge and experience of growing things, get in touch or go to www.shgroup.org.uk/gardeningneighboursvolunteer