Resilient Green Spaces - A National Allotment Development Team

Expressions of Interest

Landowners                                                                             Communities 

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Social Farms & Gardens are leading the creation of a Wales-wide Allotment Development Team as part of the £1.2million Resilient Green Spaces project.

Building a National Allotment Development Team is one of six areas of work within the Resilient Green Spaces project. Meet the National Allotment Development Team!

The National Allotment Development team will support: 

  • Landowners and managers to meet the increased demand for allotments 
  • The development of new allotment sites across Wales 
  • Making more private and public sector land available for communities to grow their own 
  • Improving access for people often marginalised from green spaces and healthy food 

The National Allotment Development team will: 

  • Create up to 600 new allotment plots by supporting groups and organisations with the vision to create or restore allotment plots through limited capital investment available 
  • Make at least 3 hectares of land (30,000m2) available for growing 
  • Offer free training and support (including template plot tenancy agreements and guidance on how to set up and run allotment management committees)  
  • Create a new, diverse Welsh Allotment Forum that provides peer support to those working in and for allotment development  

This work will be supporting plots on non-Local Authority land. This means land owned by Housing Associations and other private / public sector landowners. We'll also be working with farmers to make farmland available.   

We will focus our time and resources on 10 large allotment sites over the two years of the project.  We are particularly interested in sites by areas with high levels of food poverty and low levels of biodiversity / Green Infrastructure and will encourage wider access for those sites. 

The Resilient Green Spaces project continues our work supporting community growers in Wales: 

  • Our Community Land Advisory Service (CLAS) helps community green space groups with land and planning queries. The service, supported by the Welsh Government, has mapped community growing in Wales. We have also produced allotment guidance and led a project to increase allotments on Local Authority land in Wales.  
  • In 2020 our Allotment Regeneration Project mapped allotments and produced resources for growers. We also worked with the Welsh Government on their national guidance for growers in 2021. 

Get involved

If you’re a landowner or land-seeker in Wales, we want to hear from you!

Expressions of interest are open with panel meetings quarterly - June, September, January (Will continue until we have allocated all our resources). 

If you'd like to apply, please fill out either an Expression of Interest for Communities or Expression of Interest for landowners. 

Please read our Application Advice and Criteria to find out more about the application process. 

If you'd like to see the questions we ask before filling in the form, click here for the Communities EOI questions, or here for the Landowners EOI questions.

See our Defining Allotment Plot Sizes document for more information about allotment plot sizes. 


Catch up with our second Wales Allotment Forum meeting. 6th July 2022.

You spoke, we listened! This meeting will focus on the support available for Allotment Creation and regeneration within Local Authorities. We’ll be hearing from people with key roles working in Blaenau Gwent as an example, and understanding their time pressures, priorities and the help they can offer.  Speakers include Caroline Matthews, Environment Project Officer at Blaenau Gwent Council, Chris Nottingham, Sustainable Food Places Officer for Blaenau Gwent (hosted by Tai Calon), and Susy Arnold of the Southend Allotments in Tredegar.  We will prioritise time to open floor discussion and questions.

Catch up with the launch of our Wales Allotment Forum! 6th April 2022.

Are you a community managing, or looking to access land to create allotments in Wales? 
Are you a landowner who believes that communities could grow on your land?  
Are you a Local Authority officer who wants to enable more people to grow?  
Are you an enabler such as a sustainable food places officer or a social entrepreneur?  


We've put together a list of frequently asked questions about allotments, so take a look or please get in touch with our team. 

Our Allotment Site Management Toolkit is a useful set of guidance for anyone involved in the management of allotments. 

Contact us

For more information or support please contact the National Allotment Development Team

About Resilient Green Spaces

Building a National Allotment Development Team is one of six strands of work in the Resilient Green Spaces project. See our Resilient Green Spaces overview to find out more. 

Resilient Green Spaces is funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union.



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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.