Finding ways round funding for community growing

Growing Together is a new partnership of community and environmental sector organisations. Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, it will develop “income inspiration” for community growing groups to help them become financially self-sustaining and less reliant on grants.

The project will also offer expert advice and training about income generation, as well as working with government and big business to unlock land, skills and money.

The website address http://www.growingtogether.community/ currently goes to a temporary information page hosted by Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens.

The Growing Together partnership will work across the UK and comprises the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, Groundwork UK, Incredible Edible Network, Permaculture Association, Development Trusts Association (Scotland), Wales Co-operative Centre (Wales) and Cooperative Alternatives (Northern Ireland).