Funders and donors


Scottish Government logoClimate Challenge Fund logo

PLANT’s principle funder is the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF), administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful for the Scottish Government. The Fund supports community groups taking local action on climate change, for example by growing food locally as we are doing at Tayport Community Garden. PLANT has been very fortunate to receive CCF grants of £78,000 in 2015 and of £42,000 in 2016.

Fife Council has financially supported the development of the Community Garden site, and the earlier Fruit Tree Walk and Café Garden projects (also see Partnerships section).

Our Grow And Learn Award programme is funded by grants from LloydsTSB Foundation for Scotland Henry Duncan Award and from the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund.

Fruit Tree Walk was funded by Foundation Scotland and Scotmid Community Grant.

Action Earth Grants also contributed to our projects.



PLANT has been delighted to receive generous support from a number of organisations, local businesses and individuals within the community of Tayport and its surrounding area. We are grateful to the donors contributing to our projects, including:

Science in the Garden Fund

Bob MacKintosh was a well-known Tayport resident who contributed much to the life of the town.  A scientist, keen gardener and Treasurer of Tayport Community Trust, Bob died suddenly in spring 2016.  He will be greatly missed in Tayport by the many people who knew him for his warm and friendly approach and his practical support.

Bob’s wife Carol most generously asked that donations in his memory should come to PLANT. The magnificent sum of £4,100 has been given, including £1,100 through the Church collection, together with individual donations from family and friends across the world. The money has been placed in a special fund.

Carol is working with PLANT to develop ideas for a project that is appropriate for Bob as a scientist, keen gardener, and a strong advocate for the local community.