Summer Grants Awarded

News item first posted on: 08/07/22

A recent study from Natural England found that ‘83% of children interviewed agreed that being in nature makes them very happy [1].’  This summer SF&G are delighted to have once-again partnered with The Hilden Charitable Fund once again to enable more children to get outdoors and enjoy nature together. 
 
In 2021, this collaboration enabled us to support 18 groups with grants of £1,500 each through our Children’s Summer Activity Grant. 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. We’re thrilled to be able to help our members in supporting children to learn, play and connect in the great outdoors. 

This year we have been able to award £34,000 in Children’s Summer Activity Grants of up to £1,500 each to 25 of our members across the UK to support their work this July and August. 

Congratulations to the SF&G members receiving funding in summer 2022:  

  • Sufra - St Raphael's Edible Garden (London) 
  • Oasis Community Church, Centre & Gardens (Worksop) 
  • Mudchute Association (London) 
  • Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice (Sussex) 
  • Oathall Community College (West Sussex) 
  • Wellies-On C.I.C (Essex) 
  • The Cavalier Centre (West Midlands) 
  • Kentish Town City Farm (London) 
  • Shettleston Community Growing Project (Glasgow) 
  • North Edinburgh Arts (Edinburgh) 
  • Ecobirmingham (Birmingham) 
  • Stream Walk Trust CIO (Kent) 
  • Cloughmills Community Action Team (Northern Ireland) 
  • Organiclea (London) 
  • The Bread Kitchen CIC (Suffolk) 
  • Compass Advocacy Network Ltd (Northern Ireland)
  • Common Resource Ltd (London) 
  • Cae Rhug Holistic Farm (North Wales) 
  • Hands of Hope (Kent) 
  • Densholme Care Farm (Hull) 
  • Transition North Ronaldsay (Orkney Isles) 
  • Arbor Projects (London) 
  • Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses (London) 
  • Outside Lives Ltd. (North Wales) 
  • Helping Hooves (Derbyshire)

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/the-people-and-nature-survey-fo...

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