School Garden Grants
21 Dec 2015
October saw the launch of the brilliant School Garden Grants scheme, a partnership between the Mayor of London and Whole Kids Foundation.
There is a whopping £42,000 on offer for local schools in the two flagship boroughs to develop new food growing spaces and regenerate existing ones. Each school can apply for up to £3,000 and we’ve been met with a staggering level of interest; with applications continuing to flood in, right up until the deadline on 4th December. A total of seventy four applications were received, which demonstrates the enthusiasm and engagement across both boroughs, and highlights that schools continue to serve as vital catalysts for change in the local food environment.
The GLA Food Flagship team are now busily assessing the bids to allocate funding. Successful applicants will hear back soon, with projects due to start in the New Year. We’re really looking forward to seeing how these exciting visions become reality by summer 2016.
Make sure you watch this space for further updates and news of how the participating schools are getting on.