16 small grants given to local community gardening projects

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As part of the May gardening creative challenge small grants were given to local community gardens.

Gardening symbolises hope, and as Audrey Hepburn famously said “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”. We want Lewisham to grow! As a legacy to the We Are Lewisham gardening Creative Challenge we are delighted to be able to offer 16 small grants to local community gardening projects.

  • Young Lewisham Project
  • Goldsmiths Community Centre
  • The Somerville
  • Manor House Gardens community flowerbed /
  • We can dig it at MHG
  • Lewisham Salvation Army
  • Sabina Nessa Memorial Garden at Rushey Green Primary
  • Community Sensory Garden – Forster Memorial Park
  • Evelyn community garden
  • Breakspears Mews Community Garden
  • Downham Matters Corner Planting Project
  • Friends of Brookmill Park
  • Welcome @ St Marks
  • St Mary’s Therapeutic Garden
  • Dragonflies and Lavender
  • Friends of Frendsbury Gardens
  • Sanctuary Garden at Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network

There are some fantastic stories that speak to our London Borough of Culture themes – everything from a request for children’s gardening gloves, to a wormery, to Rushey Green School wanting to start a commemorative garden.

Grants were chosen by a small independent selection committee and were awarded to the applicants who can demonstrate that the funds will be used for community projects benefitting a wide range of participants, fulfilling a need and celebrating gardening as a creative act.

Well done to all involved.