It is National Allotment Week
Gardening for Disabled Trust aims to help people back into gardening in spite of disability. We give out grants so that people can adapt their gardens and make gardening possible. Our clients tell us that it can change their lives, enhance their well-being and help them defy their disability.
The charity is entirely staffed by volunteers. Based in Kent, the Garden of England, we award grants to individuals and groups across the UK, and support people with all kinds of mental and physical challenges. We believe we are the only charity which does this.
The Trust exists to help people continue to experience the joy of gardening, despite disability. We do this by awarding small financial grants to help applicants to continue to garden actively – or, as our founder put it back in 1968 ‘ to get the soil under the fingernails’. Our most common request is for raised beds and planting tables: we often pay for accessibility ramps, handrails for outside steps, adapted tools, polytunnels and much more. Sometimes we simply pay for the seeds or bulbs to get the garden going again. We are all about actively gardening.
Check out the Gardening for Disabled Trust website here for blogs, information and inspiration.
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