Funding of up to £500 is available for volunteer community groups working on horticultural projects.
Grant applications are open to keen gardening groups in County Durham which are volunteer led, horticulturally focused and benefit the community.
Applications will be considered by Durham County Council, with groups fulfilling the above criteria in the running to receive £500 support. Successful projects will then be visited by Northumbria in Bloom judges via the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘It’s You Neighbourhood’ campaign.
Funding can be claimed for a variety of projects, with previous groups using money to improve church yards, woodlands, local parks and allotments through planting and gardening.
The closing date for applications is Friday 7 December.
Applications should be made by emailing the Civic Pride Team at or by calling 03000 261 000.
More information can be found at