Children's Summer Activities Programme

News item first posted on: 14/04/21

This year we are very pleased to be working with and receiving funding from the Hilden Charitable Fund to run the Children's Summer Activities Programme. This opportunity will replace Hilden Charitable Fund’s annual Playscheme Grant Programme that had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. SF&G members are invited to apply for grants of £1,500 to support summer activities for children. We are particularly interested in funding activities that will connect children from disadvantaged backgrounds with nature.

Funding for this scheme is only open to members of Social Farms & Gardens. Membership is free and can be applied for here.

Chris Blythe, Director at SF&G said “we’re delighted to be able to offer this funding to our members. While it’s been a very tough 12 months, our members have pulled out all the stops to support their local communities. It’s been encouraging to see the well-documented health benefits of getting outdoors and connecting with nature become more widely acknowledged, and the fantastic spaces cultivated by our members provide safe environments for everyone to enjoy. These grants will support children from disadvantaged backgrounds to enjoy the outdoors over the summer and will help our members have an even more positive impact in their communities”

SF&G members are invited to submit an application via an online form by midday on Monday 24th May 2021. Full application details can be found here.