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Pictured: Last year Falkirk’s Association for Mental Health (FDAMH) received a grant and bought long-lasting tools to help with their work at Kinneil walled garden

Whether it’s to grow flowers, fruits or veggies, community groups and organisations can once again apply for a Community Growing Grant to help make it happen.

These grants aim to help local groups and organisations kick start the new year and get their eco-friendly gardening efforts underway.

Small grants ranging from £50 - £500 are available to buy seeds, plants, soil, peat-free compost, garden tools and gloves – all eco-friendly of course.

Sarah Watts, Community Growing Officer said: “There are lots of great community growing projects across the Falkirk Council area and we’d like to help more get started in their green fingered efforts. We want this grant to help communities create and maintain great gardens and growing spaces for all the community to enjoy and of course it will also create wonderful habitats for wildlife to thrive.”

Councillor Bryan Deakin, spokesperson for Climate Change said: "This grant offers an opportunity for our communities to grow while taking care of our environment. We encourage all eligible groups to apply and join us in cultivating greener spaces that benefit everyone."

Groups interested in applying can contact or visit our community growing page for more information and application details.

The deadline for applications is 14 February 2024.