GRANTS

The MPGA gives modest grants and practical assistance to community gardens and green sites across London. Each case is considered on its merits and the grants we have given over the last two years are shown below, as well as the ongoing grants for 2018:

2018

  • Horniman Museum (Lewisham) planting for a colour wheel
  • Friends of Pinner Village Gardens (Harrow) picnic bench
  • Elsley Primary School (Brent) funds for raised beds
  • Phoenix School Bow (Tower Hamlets) planters and planting

 

2017

  • Harington Scheme (Haringey) plants for horticultural training of young disabled people
  • Maudsley Hospital (Lambeth) fruit trees, hedging shrubs and plants
  • Cricklewood Town Team (Brent) plants and compost for neglected green space
  • North WestTwo Residents' Assn (Brent) plants and compost for street planting
  • St Mary's Church Bow (Tower Hamlets) evergreen and flowering shrubs.
  • Christ Church Primary School (Wandsworth) plants and mulch for raised beds
  • Open Garden Squares Weekend grant towards publicity material
  • London City Farms & Community Gardens sponsorship of two prizes
  • Queen’s Park Gardens (Westminster) grant towards planting
  • London in Bloom donation and sponsorship for two awards
  • Bankside Open Spaces Trust (Southwark) plants for planters Marlboro’ Sports Garden

  • Friends of Firs Farm (Enfield) bespoke picnic bench and plants
  • Friends of Hazelwood Rec (Enfield) plants, compost and hand tools
  • Friends of Pymmes Park (Enfield) bench plus bulbs and seeds for planting
  • Friends of Hilly Fields (Lewisham) plants for neglected entrance triangle
  • Henry Dickens Garden Club (RBK&C) secure replacement shed
  • DeptfordFolk Evelyn 200 (Lewisham) 5 large trees towards aim of planting 200 in 2018
  • Bricklayers Arms Tenants Assn (Southwark) plants for shady areas Salisbury Row Pk
  • Caledonian Park Friends Group (Islington) climbing plants Clock Tower Gdn perimeter
  • Tyssen Family Gardening Group (Hackney) plants etc for raised beds for disused site

2016

  • The Highgate Day Centre (Camden) funding for planting
  • Open Garden Squares Weekend. Grant towards publicity material
  • St Mary & Holy Trinity Church Bow Church (Tower Hamlets) plants, bulbs & tools
  • London in Bloom donation and sponsorship of two awards
  • Southwark Cathedral (Southwark) plants and compost
  • London City Farms & Community Gardens sponsorship of two prizes
  • Rainham Hall (Havering) coppice wood
  • Eden Community Centre (Lambeth) provision of a bench
  • Willesden Green Town Team (Brent) funds for plants
  • Olympia Garden Club (Kensington & Chelsea) picnic benches and tools
  • Penge Green Gym (Bromley) plants and fencing material
  • The Camden Society (Camden) shed with shelving and lighting
  • Turner’s House Trust (Richmond) low flowering lawn turf
  • Mill Lane, West Hampstead (Camden) community shed for gardening tools
  • Sandycombe Lodge (Richmond) support for planting of grassy mound
  • Beverley Park (Kingston upon Thames) new bench for rose garden
  • Mitcham Community Orchard & Gdns (Merton) funding for two fastigiate trees
  • Charlton Manor School (Greenwich) funding for planting and hand tools
  • Hogsmill Community Garden (Kingston) funding towards raised beds and compost

 

The MPGA enjoys working with London's wide and diverse communities. It has been involved in high profile initiatives, such as The British Library and the Inner Temple Garden, as well as in schemes in socially deprived areas like the Tate Library Gardens in Brixton and Spitalfields City Farm.

The MPGA has the experience and skills to help with a wide range of initiatives, whether it be refurbishing a small neglected churchyard or funding planting at Lambeth Palace. The Association often works in partnership with local authorities and community groups, helping to organise campaigns where key community sites are involved. It frequently gives advice in conjunction with applications for Lottery funding and other grants and has found that a small amount of funding often sets the ball rolling and kick starts other initiatives.

If you want to find out more about the sort of schemes in which the MPGA has been involved, please look at the Projects page, where you can see some of the Association's recent efforts.

The MPGA would welcome hearing from amenity groups in London looking for modest funding or help with a site or garden which has been neglected or where improvements are proposed. Our Grants Application Form can be downloaded below and should be be returned by email to our Grants Officer, to whom all enquiries should be made.

Click here to view our Annual Report and Accounts for 2016, which includes details of grants given.

Grants Officer: email


Gordon Square
Gordon Square restoration,
University of London
Funding of a bench
St. Pauls Cathedral
St. Pauls Cathedral, City of London
Contribution of a tree to the landscaping of the surrounding area
Red Cross Garden
Red Cross Garden restoration, Southwark
Funding of a bench