Grants

The Trust can provide grants towards the conservation and maintenance of certain local historic gardens or the implementation of projects ranging from new public gardens to advice and support of existing sites.  In many cases, our grants are part of larger applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund or matching gifts to encourage others to assist with the overall fundraising objectives.  Grants are awarded provided the project itself and the specific site meet certain criteria.  In all cases, the garden or site requiring funds must be publicly accessible for some portion of the year.  For more information about Criteria and Terms or to download an Application form click the relevant button below.


In the last five years the Trust has awarded grants totaling £7,800. 

Provided below is a list of previous awards and how the grant monies have been used.

Vann, HAMBLEDON

Vital pond dredging for the Arts & Crafts Garden

 Essential pond dredging completed in 2017 at Vann's historic gardens

Essential pond dredging completed in 2017 at Vann's historic gardens

CHERTSEY MUSEUM

Re-develop garden to create a fun place for families and children to explore and provide a place for quiet reflection

 
 Bug hotel at newly refurbished Chertsey Museum garden loosely based on lost Chertsey Abbey 

Bug hotel at newly refurbished Chertsey Museum garden loosely based on lost Chertsey Abbey 

 Chertsey Museum’s redeveloped garden allows space for families and quiet reflection

Chertsey Museum’s redeveloped garden allows space for families and quiet reflection

 

PAINSHILL PARK, COBHAM

Purchase of several large display boards for information and seasonal exhibitions to be displayed in the Tower

RURAL LIFE CENTRE, Tilford

Contribution towards successional planting of cherry trees, refurbishment of a Western Hemlock hedge and planting of a new Yew hedge

GATTON PARK, REIGATE

Contribution towards information boards as part of a larger Heritage Lottery Fund application to increase community engagement activities such as improving access, tour guides, interpretation and family learning courses as well as restoration of landscape views and vistas

DEEPDENE TRAIL, DORKING

Contribution towards information boards for use on the Deepdene Trail.  Part of a larger Heritage Lottery Fund application.