Dobbies garden centres offers funding for gardening projects

Dobbies garden centres has launched a nationwide campaign called Here We Grow which encourages our local communities near its garden centres to get growing.

Here We Grow aims to help local communities develop green space in their area.

The scheme gives support, funding and assistance to local community groups, projects, schools and charities in areas near Dobbies garden centres, to help encourage them to enjoy planting and growing in their gardens.

Each Dobbies garden centre manages its own local programme for Here We Grow, so projects looking for funding (including national charities looking for support on a local level), contact your nearest Dobbies Garden Centre and ask to speak to the "community champion".

Types of projects local Dobbies store will support:

• School sensory gardens or school veggie patches
• Garden makeovers at homes of families in need
• Window boxes and hanging baskets for hospitals, hospices, care centres and support centres
• Planting trees at elderly homes and disability centres
• Introducing allotments to local community centres or football and sporting grounds
• Sponsoring a tree of hope, wish trees or donating Christmas trees
• Encouraging grow your own with a community focus: for example, growing with neighbours or in communal areas of housing estates.

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