Competitions and other opportunities for our Membership

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

HelloFresh Grant Scheme

SF&G has partnered with meal delivery company HelloFresh to support SF&G members in London, Edinburgh, Sheffield and Birmingham to run activies 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.

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. 

To Apply 

You can apply for up to £1,500 to deliver activities for children and young people aged 5 – 18 that: 

  • Take place in July and/or August 2022 
  • Support them to play, learn and have fun outdoors 
  • Connect them with nature 

We are particularly interested in receiving applications that demonstrate how you will reach children and young people who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, or who have disabilities. 

Your activities can be solely funded by this grant, or take place as part of a larger scheme or initiative. 

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 6th June, and receive 50% of their grant on return of a signed grant acceptance letter. The remaining 50% will be released on submission of a grant report by 23rd September 2022. 

Please see the full grant Terms and Conditions here

To apply, please complete this online application form.  

Please note: as part of your application, you will be asked to submit a copy of your most recent accounts, your safeguarding policy and your public liability insurance certificate. We are unable to assess applications submitted without these supporting documents. 

Application Deadline: Midday, Monday 30th May 2022




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