PLANT (People Learning About Nature in Tayport) and its parent body Tayport Community Trust are celebrating after securing grant funding to extend activities at Tayport Community Garden.
Applications were submitted to the Big Lottery Fund and the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund to double the food growing space at the garden and provide a range of activities to help people to learn and share practical food growing skills.
Both applications were successful, with a grant of £128,589 secured from the Big Lottery Fund, which is 86% of project costs over a three-year period. A portion of the funding awarded through the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund has also been accepted to help support the first year of the project.
Margaret Robertson, Chair of PLANT, said:
We are thrilled that we can continue to extend all the activities in the garden. These awards will guarantee the sustainability and development of Tayport Community Garden for the benefit of local people.
Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn said:
I am delighted that PLANT has been successful in securing a Big Lottery Fund grant. The funding will make a big difference where it is needed most and I wish PLANT every success as it goes on to develop and expand its project for the benefit of their local community.