Warwickshire Gardens Trust is committed to supporting local gardening initiatives and will consider requests from organisations and individuals for assistance in gardens projects within the historic county of Warwickshire that meet the following guidelines:

Any project must meet the aims detailed in the written Constitution of the Trust.

Any Application must be submitted in writing and include:

  • Full details of the project to be undertaken with a cost-benefit appraisal.
  • Costings for the work involved, which may include direct monetary expenditure and/or costing for volunteer time.
  • If submitted by a Registered charity or other named organisation, a copy of the latest published accounts, which must be not greater than 12 months old.
  • Details of any other grant monies for which the applicant has applied.

The maximum amount of grants to be made in any one Trust fiscal year (1 May -30 April) will not exceed 10% of the capital surplus at the date of the last AGM and any one grant will not exceed 5% of that capital surplus. Grants to educational establishments will be limited to 1.5% of the capital surplus in any fiscal year.

The committee’s decision will be final.

The historic county comprises the present county of Warwickshire plus Coventry, Solihull, and those parts of Birmingham which comprise the ancient parishes of Aston, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham and Edgbaston.

Grants recently awarded

  • Wolston Primary School £345
  • Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens Trust and Middleton Hall Trust. £150 each for loss of earnings as a result of COVID-19.
  • Friends Meeting House, Warwick. £800 towards the garden restoration.
  • The Hales Abbey Trust. £100 towards the restoration of the Leasowes’ walled garden (given in lieu of entry charge).
  • Hill Close Gardens. £300 from a donation by Joanne Perry for tables, benches, stools and shelves for the Kidzone.
  • Cubbington RC Primary School. £177 for materials for their allotment.
  • Friends of Leamington Pump Room Gardens. £500 towards their restoration project.