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 partnered with the Hilden Charitable Fund to provide eighteen grants of £1,500 to support summer activities for children, a scheme formerly known as their Summer Playscheme Grants. Appications closed on 24th May 2021 and we received 92 eligible applications from SF&G members.

Congratulations to the following organisations who have been awarded a Summer Activity Grant by Social Farms & Gardens:

Change of Scene
Cliik Community Ltd
Community Network and Outreach Service CIC 
Concrete Garden
Culpeper Community Garden Association
Dame Emily Park Project 
Global Gardens Project
Grove Park Community Group
North Edinburgh Arts
Play Bradford
Restore Hope 
Snowdonia Donkeys
Spitalfields City Farm
Summerwood Community Gardens
The Magdalen Environmental Trust
TURN Education CIC
Uplands Enterprise Trust- Southleigh Farm


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


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

The theme for May 2021 was “Outdoors for Everyone” and we’re currently selecting the winning photo which will receive a full handmade play set as seen in the photo above.

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.




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.