Gardening project offers £2,000 grants to rejuvenate allotments in Newham’s schools
PUBLISHED: 13:00 31 March 2018
A campaign to provide sustainable food in schools is offering £40,000 worth of grants to children in Newham.
School Food Matters is dishing out grants of £2,000 for growing projects, including building garden beds, adding greenhouses or rejuvenating abandoned allotment spaces.
Their aim is to improve the quality and delivery of school meals, making them more environmentally friendly.
Grants are also on offer to build sensory gardens for special needs students, as well as food growing training for staff and pupils.
Applications are open until April 6, or until 80 applications have been received.
To be eligible, gardens in need of revitalising must be edible – growing fruits, grains or vegetables – and must be located on school grounds. Schools must also send in a photo of their current garden.
Applications will be reviewed and the winners notified by May 11, and funding will be allocated by October 19.