The National Allotment Society - National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd
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Funding advice

Alongside the grants we offer via our Regional Reps, there are several other organisation that provide financial assistance to allotment societies. Below is a list of current funders, however if you know of any other organisations which provide money to help allotment sites, please let us know and we’ll update the list.

  • Navca works to ensure local communities are well served by their immediate charitable organisations. Use the interactive map to find an organisation local to you that might be able to help – www.navca.org.uk/directory/
  • The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life throughout the UK. It does this by supporting work that might otherwise be considered difficult to fund and which has an emphasis on the arts, education and learning, the
    environment and enabling disadvantaged people to participate fully in society – www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk
  • The Big Lottery Fund – www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
  • Awards for All – www.awardsforall.org.uk
  • The Social Investment Business helps civil society organisations as a whole prosper through better access to finance, support and long term strategic thinking. All of its funds provide capital, knowledge and expertise to help organisations thrive – www.thesocialinvestmentbusiness.org/our-funds
  • The Heritage Lottery Fund – Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund gives grants to sustain and transform our heritage. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions it invests in every part of our diverse heritage. www.hlf.org.uk

For an up to date list as compiled by the Department for Communities and Local Government, on organisations that award grants for food growing initiatives, please click here