School Garden Grants

Following the success of 2016’s School Garden Grants programme, School Food Matters has again partnered up with Whole Kids Foundation to provide School Garden Grants for schools in the two Food Flagship boroughs of Lambeth and Croydon.

Dedicated to establishing or improving school gardens, the grant awarded a total of £40,000 to 32 primary, secondary and special schools.

School's used this valuable funding to build raised beds and green houses, revitalise neglected allotment spaces, create sensory gardens for special needs students and provide food growing training for staff and students.

‘Before there were not many plants, it was mostly brick walls and was very plain. It is so much nicer now,’  Y3 student, Rhyl Primary

‘I’m so proud of the children’s achievements. It has been a joy to watch them get so involved and enthusiastic about gardening and all the teachers have started to use the garden to teach the curriculum.’  Teacher, St Mark’s CE Primary Academy

‘My child is more excited to tell me about the vegetables they have grown and eaten at school than the ice cream I have for them at the end of the day,’  Parent, Park Hill Infants School