Competitions and other opportunities for our Membership

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


Grind Coffee Small Grant Scheme

SF&G have partnered with sustainable coffee brand GRIND to offer three grants of £1,300 each to support composting activities in community gardens.

Grind has just launched the UK’s first home compostable coffee pod, certified to decompose in home compost in just 180 days (quicker than grass cuttings!). To celebrate this launch, Grind wants to support local communities in the UK to get more in tune with their garden and home composting, in a bid to stop the 29,000 coffee pods that end up in landfill each minute.

We're looking for three gardens, anywhere in the UK. Each winning garden will also receive a day's consultancy support from a composting guru from the Composting in the Community Network to really give their new initiative a boost.

All eligible applicants will be assessed on how strongly they demonstrate their ability to support messages of composting and helping the community to be more sustainable through this initiative.

See the Terms and Conditions for full details.

Application Deadline: 5pm, June 29th 2022.


Applicants will be notified on or before July 5th on the outcome of their application.


HelloFresh Gardens Grant Scheme

SF&G has partnered with meal delivery company HelloFresh to support SF&G members in London, Edinburgh, Sheffield and Birmingham to run activities that help educate consumers about food and encourage more sustainable habits!

We have a grant of £5,000 available for a member in London, and one grant of £1,500 in each of the other three locations to run activities that support one or more of the following messages:

  • Healthy eating
  • Growing at home
  • Reducing food waste
  • Eating seasonally

The successful applicants will be entering into a one-year partnership with HelloFresh and this is a fantastic opportunity to gain media coverage about your work - we're looking for groups who aren't afraid to shout about all the amazing work they do!

To Apply

In order to apply, you must:

  • Be a charity or not-for-profit organisation
  • Be in central London, Edinburgh, Birmingham or Sheffield, or the immediate surrounding area

Please read the Terms and Conditions for London, and for Edinburgh, Birmingham and Sheffield for full grant conditions and requirements.


Edinburgh, Birmingham, Sheffield - APPLY HERE

Application Deadline

Applcations will close at 5pm, June 8th 2022.

Deadlines for Birmingham, Edinburgh and Sheffield have been extended to midday June 24th

We will let all applicants know the outcome of their application on or before June 14th. 

Grants for Children's Summer Activities

SF&G are delighted that we are once again partnering with the Hilden Charitable Fund to award Children’s Summer Activity Grants to our members, helping to get children learning and playing in nature this summer. 

In 2021 we supported 18 groups with grants of £1,500 each. This provided around 200 sessions over the summer for more than 700 children and their families, with a huge range of activities taking place including bug hunting, seed planting, orienteering, bush-crafts, and outdoor cooking sessions. 

This year we will be distributing £34,000 in grants of up to £1,500 each to support activities that will engage children and young people with nature in July and August 2022. 


SF&G Members receiving funding in 2022 are:

  • Sufra NW London - St Raphael's Edible Garden
  • Seal C of E Primary School
  • Oasis Community Church, Centre & Gardens
  • Mudchute Association
  • Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice
  • Oathall Community College
  • Wellies-On C.I.C
  • The Cavalier Centre
  • Kentish Town City Farm 
  • Shettleston Community Growing Project
  • North Edinburgh Arts
  • ecobirmingham
  • Stream Walk Trust CIO
  • Cloughmills Community Action Team
  • Organiclea
  • The Bread Kitchen CIC
  • CAN (Compass Advocacy Network Ltd)
  • Common Resource Ltd
  • Cae Rhug Holistic Farm
  • Hands of Hope 
  • Densholme Care Farm
  • Transition North Ronaldsay
  • Arbor Projects
  • Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
  • Outside Lives Ltd. 

Please see the full grant Terms and Conditions here




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