Funding is available for projects to further the advancement of horticulture in the UK and abroad. In 2016/17 the Trust awarded grants totalling £78,980 to around 33 organisations. Grants ranged from a few hundred pounds to around £4,500. The average grant was £2,393 .
Only one grant is usually made for each project but it is possible for subsequent grants to be made to the same individual or organisation for a new project or an additional component of the original project over two or three years.
The objectives of the Trust are:
- To promote horticulture.
- To promote the conservation of the physical and natural environment by promoting biological diversity.
- To promote the creation, development, preservation and maintenance of gardens accessible to the public.
- The advancement of horticultural education.
Grant applications should be submitted well before the deadline dates of 15 February and 15 August each year.