GRANTS

The MPGA gives modest grants and practical assistance to community gardens and green sites across London. Each case is considered on its merits and the grants we have given over the last three years are shown below:

2020

  • North Beckton Primary (Newham) benches
  • Surdwara Sri Gri Singh Sabha (Hounslow) planters, compost & plant liners
  • The Yard Theatre & Hub 67 (Hackney) gardening tools, plants & compost
  • Watling Gardens Dementia Garden (Brent) hedging, plants and bulbs
  • Bede Estate (Tower Hamlets) Trees for Cities trees, planting boxes and accessories
  • Garden Museum (Lambeth) - sponsored Director's swim in aid of the Museum
  • Alexander Community Garden (Tower Hamlets) supply and fit garden shed
  • HCRA Community Garden (Harrow) bark chippings and bulbs
  • London in Bloom donation and sponsorship of two awards

 

2019

  • Father Thames Trust (Richmond, Hounslow, Kingston) tools to manage 30 miles of river bank .
  • Belmont Infants School (Haringey) trees, plants and compost .
  • Christchurch Gardens (Wandsworth) wheelchair friendly picnic benches and fittings .
  • Grow Mayow Community Garden (Lewisham) picnic tables and seating .
  • Sandhurst Primary School (Lewisham) planting
  • Aldersbrook Park (Enfield) trees and plants
  • All Saints Margaret St (Westminster) plants and trees
  • Sutton Hospital in Charterhouse (Islington) removal of tree and soil
  • Open Garden Squares Weekend grant towards publicity material
  • St Mary’s RC Primary School (Wandsworth) plants & tools, mini greenhouse
  • Battersea Community Gardens (Wandsworth) plants and fertilisers
  • Freezywater St George’s CE Primary (Enfield) tools, hanging baskets, plants
  • London City Farms & Community Gardens sponsor two prizes at City Harvest Festival
  • Crofton Park Railway Garden (Lewisham) seating, chair, mushroom stalls
  • Southwark Cathedral (Southwark) labels, plants & compost for herb garden
  • North Beckton Primary School (Newham) children’s tools, bulbs and seeds
  • Edward Square (Islington) plants and compost
  • London in Bloom donation and sponsorship of two awards
  • Barts Guild Hospital, Princess Alice Garden (City) benches and plants
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park (T. Hamlets) chainsaw, tree lifting & handling chains
  • Harington Scheme Outreach Programme (Barnet/Haringey) tools
  • River House Trust (Hammersmith & Fulham) tools, compost and bulbs
  • Marble Hill Park (Richmond) trees and plants
  • Norman Park Community Peace Garden (Bromley) plants
  • Harsgrave Rd, Bovington Cl, Gresham Pl (Islington) planters, compost and plants
  • St Thomas the Apostle College (Southwark) planters and plants
  • St Peter’s Church Walworth (Southwark) plants
  • Latchmere Recreation Ground (Kingston) raised beds and bulbs
  • Garden Museum Old Paradise Gardens (Lambeth) plants, mulch bags, paint, tools
  • St Augustine’s CE High School (Westminster) benches, planters and plants for sensory garden

 

2018

  • Horniman Museum (Lewisham) planting for a colour wheel
  • Friends of Pinner Village Gardens (Harrow) picnic bench
  • Elsley Primary School (Brent) funds for raised beds
  • Phoenix School Bow (Tower Hamlets) planters and planting
  • Frensbury Gardens (Lewisham) sensory garden plants
  • Flora Gardens Primary School (Hammersmith & Fulham) bulbs, shrubs and fencing
  • Open Garden Squares Weekend grant towards publicity material
  • Torridon Infants School (Lewisham) gardening tools
  • Poets' Corner Community Garden (Tower Hamlets) plants
  • Leighton House Museum (RBK&C) plants and terracotta pots
  • St Christophers Hospice (Bromley) plants
  • Issac Newton Academy (Redbridge) tool store and composter
  • Pitzhanger Manor (Ealing) planting, tree mulch work, new trees and turf
  • London City Farms & Community Gardens sponsor two prizes at City Harvest Festival
  • London in Bloom donation and sponsorship of two awards
  • Beverley Park (RB Kingston-upon-Thames) replacement bench
  • Thornton Heath Community Garden (Croydon) tools and plants
  • Highbury Quadrant School (Islington) planting
  • Cody Dock (Newham)plants and broadwalk
  • Willesden Town Library (Brent) fruit tree planters
  • The Albany Garden (Lewisham) planters and plants
  • St Paul’s Church (Camden) plants and seeds
  • Mint Street Park (Southwark) plants
  • Gipsy Hill (Southwark) planters, plants and compost
  • Christ Church Spitalfields (Tower Hamlets) contribution to cost of appeal against development
  • Corsica Street Garden (Islington) shed, tools and plants
  • Olden Gardens (Islington) grant towards new area for propagation and education
  • LFGN & CPRE donation to ‘Our Space’ project
  • Comber Grove Primary School (Southwark) water butt, shed, tools and plants

 

 

The MPGA enjoys working with London's wide and diverse communities. It has been involved in high profile initiatives, such as The British Library and the Inner Temple Garden, as well as in schemes in socially deprived areas like the Tate Library Gardens in Brixton and Spitalfields City Farm.

The MPGA has the experience and skills to help with a wide range of initiatives, whether it be refurbishing a small neglected churchyard or funding planting at Lambeth Palace. The Association often works in partnership with local authorities and community groups, helping to organise campaigns where key community sites are involved. It frequently gives advice in conjunction with applications for Lottery funding and other grants and has found that a small amount of funding often sets the ball rolling and kick starts other initiatives.

If you want to find out more about the sort of schemes in which the MPGA has been involved, please look at the Projects page, where you can see some of the Association's recent efforts.

The MPGA would welcome hearing from amenity groups in London looking for modest funding or help with a site or garden which has been neglected or where improvements are proposed. Our Grants Application Form can be downloaded below and should be be returned by email to our Secretary, to whom all enquiries should be made.

Click here to view our Annual Report and Accounts for 2019, which includes details of grants given.

Secretary: email


Gordon Square
Gordon Square restoration,
University of London
Funding of a bench
St. Pauls Cathedral
St. Pauls Cathedral, City of London
Contribution of a tree to the landscaping of the surrounding area
Red Cross Garden
Red Cross Garden restoration, Southwark
Funding of a bench