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Apply for a grant

Follow our straightforward application process 

Step 1: Your application

First, we suggest you read the section of this website called Grants for Gardening.  This explains what we will and won’t consider paying for, and how the process works in more detail.

Then fill in our application form.  You can either ‘Apply online’  using the button below and upload the attachments: or download  the PDF application form and e-mail it or post it to us with all the essential information about your project and yourself.

Apply Onlcine

You’ll need to send us:

  • What you are needing and how much it costs. We need the detail here.  For example, if you would like a raised bed, then you might need to detail raised bed  £x, potting compost £y.
  • Alternative Quotes from 3rd parties: If you are using a 3rd party to do some of the work..for example, a contractor to install an access ramp, you’ll need to get 2 quotes for this work and include them in your application.
  • Health/medical Information.  You’ll need to include an up-to-date letter about your health and disability.  You may have already something like a consultant’s letter which details your situation, or ask a health professional such as your GP or social worker to write a short note explaining it for us. (We keep your information safely and use it for the purpose of assessing your suitability for a grant. You can check out our privacy policy here)

If it’s helpful to include photos, sketches or diagrams to explain your project a bit better, then please feel free to do so.

It’s always good if you can enlist friends, family or voluntary organisations to carry out some of the labour for you if you are unable to do it yourself/need extra help.

Please note:  We rarely (almost never!) pay for decking, and we never pay for clearing, cutting down trees, general maintenance or fencing.

You can upload all of the information to us on the online application form above,  or send it to us as an email at: info@gardeningfordisabledtrust.org.uk,  or pop it  in the post to: Gardening for Disabled Trust, PO Box 285, Tunbridge Wells. Kent. TN2 9JD

Step 2: Grants for Gardening

Your application will be passed to a member of the committee, who may come back and ask you further questions to clarify any points about your project.

Your application will  then be  reviewed at a meeting of  the committee.  If your application is successful, we will come back to you and let you know.  We then aim to get the funds to you as soon as possible so you can start your project.  This will normally be in the form of vouchers or payment directly to your chosen supplier.

If you’re not successful, we’ll also let you know, and the reason why.

Bear in mind that the committee meet roughly every 2 months and although we’ll process your application as soon as we can, it might take a little time.

Step 3: Implementation & Follow-up

We’ll be in touch to see how your project is going and to ask you for some photos of what the grant has paid for.  If possible, we love to come and visit ourselves, and will get in touch to arrange a suitable time for this.Some of our clients keep in touch with us for years afterwards and we are delighted by that.