Horticultural Education Project Grants

We welcome applications for grants for the work of organisations that deliver learning and support for teachers in the development and delivery of outdoor curriculum to build horticultural skills, understanding and environmental awareness.

Devon Gardens Trust would expect normally to contribute a percentage of up to 25% of the total cost of a project. (NB Total costs might include staff or volunteer time, as well as bought-in costs; such costs might be met by in-kind contributions as well as financial contributions from other funders and the applicant.) 

  • The project must be in the county of Devon.
  • The applicant must normally be a registered charity whose objectives are similar to those of Devon Gardens Trust.
  • The project must further or support the Trust’s charitable purposes and be of public benefit.
  • DGT will not normally award more than one grant to the same organization within a 3 year period.

Organisations awarded a Devon Gardens Trust grant are expected to

  • acknowledge DGT support publicly in a form to be agreed and to engage with DGT on publicity as agreed. DGT retains the right to publicize all project grants via its website and other media.
  • engage with DGT activities as appropriate and agreed.
  • submit a report to DGT at the completion or otherwise as agreed, on the progress, benefits  and outcomes of the project.
  • engage with DGT on publicity as agreed.
  • DGT retains the right to publicize all project grants via its website and other media.

Applications may be submitted at any time. There is no formal application form but the Guidance for Education Project Grant Applicants - Application Checklist details the information we would like to receive. The more information that you can provide the easier it is for the Trust to assess the application and it helps to minimise the queries we might have. If appropriate include photographs or other visual material. We are happy to have an informal discussion in advance of an application, please contact [email protected]

The Trust will acknowledge applications, will make an initial assessment and may then wish to meet with applicants to discuss the project. The Trust may offer suggestions and may ask for further information or amendments to be made to the application. The Trust will consider the application and advise the applicant of the outcome. The Trust would hope to advise applicants within three to five months of the receipt of the application.

A PDF copy of these criteria including the checklist may be downloaded HERE.

Click Guidance for Horticultural Education Project Grant Applicants - Application Checklist to download the Checklist.