Competitions and other opportunities for our Membership

We have partnered with some brilliant organisations to offer exclusive opportunities for members of Social Farms & Gardens


Children’s Summer Activity Grants

SF&G are partnering with the Hilden Charitable Fund to provide grants of £1,500 to support summer activities for children, a scheme formerly known as their Summer Playscheme Grants. We are particularly interested in funding activities that will connect children from disadvantaged backgrounds with nature.

Applications will be open from Friday 16th April until midday on Monday 24th May 2021. Grants must be spent by the end of August 2021.

The fund is only available to SF&G Members. Membership is free, and members can find further details for making an application here.

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Copper Beech Play Photo Competition - Win handcrafted play equipment for your site!

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We’ve partnered with Copper Beech Play for an exciting photo competitions to win beautiful handmade play equipment for your site!

The competition has different themes throughout the year. Entries are currently closed but keep an eye on our social media to see when the next round launches and search for fantastic previous entries in our members Facebook Group using the hashtag #sfgcopperbeech.

About Copper Beech Play

Copper Beech Play is a family company based in Herefordshire, founded by Jim and Helen Morris-Ridout. They specialise in school and community natural play spaces, handcrafting each piece of equipment. Copper Beech Play is proud to be Learning Through Landscapes accredited and has been awarded the national Schumacher Award for small scale sustainable development and also the Permaculture Community Award. Their products have a high play value, are safe, long lasting, easily maintainable and have a positive environmental product lifecycle. Find out more


Win £4,750 for your local patch with Nature's Path

Congratulations to Food4Families in Reading on winning our Nature’s Path “Home Grown” competition!

They will use the £4,750 prize to install a new Growing for Wellbeing Garden. 

The garden will provide home grown herbs, fruit and vegetables, as well as materials for gardening and health and wellbeing workshops. The plants used will largely be home grown by garden volunteers, and the design has been, and construction will be, done by volunteers, so the whole garden is "home grown". 

The new installation at Lavender Place Community Garden will launch as part of Have a Grow Day on Saturday 5th June 2021.

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Events

Includes our own training events and workshops, and selected events and training run by organisations in the sector we think might be relevant. We aim to share the buzz and keep you informed.