Bursaries and Apprenticeships
Grants have been specially awarded this year to charities who help young gardeners at the start of their career.
The National Garden Scheme is fortunate enough to enjoy dynamic partnerships with other leading charities in the gardening and horticultural sector. We provide annual funding specifically to support training in the sector – notably for young gardeners – and in return the partners provide a range of support for us.
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity £80,000
WFGA (Work and Retrain as a Gardener Scheme) £65,000
National Botanic Garden of Wales Trainee £20,000
Professional Gardener’s Trust £10,000
We also have a partnership with the Garden Museum whereby they receive a £10,000 for a trainee programme.
Working with our partners to promote gardens and gardeners in the UK and to raise their profile is an important priority for us, alongside the charity’s primary donations in support of nursing charities.
Elspeth Thompson Bursaries for 2017
Total awarded: £16,574
- Aspire Academy, Harlow, Essex £2,475
- Canton Youth Organisation, London £968
- Fern Grove Community Garden, Liverpool £1,200
- Ford Park Community Garden, Ulverston, Cumbria £2,700
- Foxhole Community Garden, Dartington, Devon £624
- Great Oaks Dean Forest Hospice, Forest of Dean, Glos £1,029
- Gro Organic CIC, Solihull, Birmingham £3,500
- Northallerton, Secret Garden, North Yorkshire £2,400
- St Peter’s Community Garden, Cardiff, Wales £1,679