RHS Greening Grey Britain Community Support for 2018

Is there a grey space in your community that you’d love to transform into a green space for people and the environment?
Do you have a community garden idea that could bridge the generation gap? 

In 2018 we’re continuing to connect experienced community gardeners with young green thumbs as part of Greening Grey Britain.  We’re offering a number of groups expert hands-on support from our Community Outreach team, plus up to £500 worth of plants and materials – to help communities bring their green visions to life.

Please visit the RHS website to find out more about the programme, links to supporting information and how to apply for support.

Groups must take part in Britain in Bloom (either at a regional or national level), It’s Your Neighbourhood, be a registered RHS Affiliated Society or part of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening. Projects must be partnership based and intergenerational, so applications should demonstrate how young people will work with other partners to carry out their project; and who else will be taking part.

For youth organisations, an ideal way to link in to RHS Campaigns is by signing up to the Campaign for School Gardening – it’s not just for schools and it’s free and simple to sign up.  It gives you access to competitions, seed offers and campaign news, plus there are thousands of activity ideas and resources for organisations to try.  Visit the website to find out more and sign up.

This year we’re asking applicants to show how their transformations would fit in with at least one of the following four garden themes. If your project idea addresses more than one of these, please describe the links and detail of how it would work:

•Create a space that will help to address local issues caused by climate change. The RHS Gardening in a Changing Climate report is a great place to start!
•Create a garden to help promote better health and wellbeing
•Create a productive space with fresh, seasonal food to share and enjoy with others
•Create a space for wildlife and to boost local biodiversity. Get some inspiration from Wild About Gardens

Want to solve another problem in your community through the power of plants?  Tell us about it!

Please submit your application by the 14th February via the online application form linked from the website.  Guidance notes  are also available on the website to help you with your application but if you have any queries, please contact us at communities@rhs.org.uk