Charities, community groups, and community interest companies can apply for funding for community gardening projects. Grants of up to £5,000 are available (although most grant awards are for under £2,000) for the creation of a community garden or a community park or allotment with a horticultural focus for the benefit of the local community. The funding is made available through the National Garden Scheme Community Gardens Grants programme

Eligible costs could include site preparation (including hire of small mechanical tools such as rotavators), hand tools, plants, trees, shrubs, containers and seating.

Projects encouraging biodiversity and wildlife are encouraged.