School Garden Grants

School Garden Grants provide schools with funding to transform lifeless outdoor spaces into thriving gardens where students can grow fresh fruit and vegetables.

What is the School Food Matters School Garden Grants Programme?  

Our School Garden Grants Programme is a programme whereby schools in selected London boroughs are eligible to receive up to £2,000 to support their efforts in establishing a school garden. Through a generous partnership with the Whole Kids Foundation, we have awarded over £489,500 in Garden Grants to 311 schools across London in the past nine years. This year, we are supporting schools in the London boroughs of Brent, Bromley, Hackney, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Westminster.  

How can your school receive a garden grant?  

Each year School Food Matters selects up to seven London boroughs to benefit from the grants. s Any school in the designated London boroughs is eligible to submit an application. Once submitted, School Food Matters works with representatives from each of the borough councils to review the applications and select the successful schools   

Winning schools can apply to receive additional support such as gardening training courses for teachers and gardening sessions for up to 30 students with an SFM gardener to help them incorporate their new growing space into the school curriculum.  

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2024 Garden Grants Application Submission Information:  

The 2024 programme is now closed. Sign up for our newsletter to get information for the 2025 applications: here.