education / Grants

A registered conservation and education charity since 1995 helping to conserve and raise awareness of Lincolnshire's garden heritage for the future.

Lincolnshire Gardens Trust is a registered charity to help the protection, enjoyment and enhancement of Lincolnshire's gardens and parks.

Information for Small Grants Applications

In supporting the objectives of the Lincolnshire Gardens Trust, we wish to promote gardening in the grounds of schools, colleges, homes and organisations throughout the County.

We are here to support and encourage those schools, colleges, homes and organisations that are interested in developing their grounds for the benefit of their communities.

We are keen to encourage children to actively participate in the gardening and to instil a love of their environment.

We hope to encourage the use of gardens as outdoor classrooms, teaching aids within the National Curriculum and as a benefit for the community involved.

We can give grants of up to £300 to help purchase items such as tools, water butts, compost bins, raw materials, hard landscaping but excluding plants.

We would also consider an application from an institution for gardening/horticultural books for a communal library, or to support a student in their horticultural studies in the county.

The decision of the LGT Committee on grant applications is final. However, we will be happy to advise unsuccessful applicants on how to make a successful future bid.

For further information please download the Small Grants Form (opposite) or contact:

The Secretary

Lincolnshire Gardens Trust

Elizabeth Bowskill

3 Sandcliffe Road


NG31 8DT

Tel: 07840 240854


The form can now be downloaded, completed digitally, saved and attached by email.

e.g. in Google Chrome: click the form, click Open (at top) which opens in a new window, download (arrow at top), save to your device. The form can then be opened, completed, re-saved (File - Save As) and either printed (File - print) or can be attached to an email and sent to the co-ordinator.

Small Grants App Form.pdf

Boston West Academy's World War 1 Garden supported RHS East Midlands in Bloom 2018

Boston West Academy - In Bloom.pdf

Read the ideas behind the garden here from the Lincolnshire Gardens Trust's School's Liaison Emma Schofield.


View a video of the gardens here.

The school at Kirkby On Bain were awarded a Small Grant of £300 for their Cairn Garden.

Photos of the Trust's visits to Lincolnshire Schools in previous years

Boston West Academy

Welton Primary School