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If you are looking for funding for your gardening project and have a Waitrose store nearby you might be interested in the Waitrose Community Matters scheme.

It is designed to help put a share of Waitrose profits back into local communities which is done by supporting three local charities or good causes each month. 

This includes welfare organisations, community groups and schools.

Since its launch in 2008,it has donated over £3 million to a wide range of charities and community groups.

Each Waitrose branch has £1000.00 per month which is divided proportionally between three nominated local organisations.

If you would like to nominate your organisation, why not pick up a nomination form from the Customer Service Welcome Desk at your local branch.

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If you are involved with a community group that’s looking for ways to  fund improvements to green, open spaces and to enhance people’s quality of life you may be interested in the Community Spaces Scheme.

Funded by the National Lottery, Community Spaces is a £57.5 million open grants programme that is managed by Groundwork UK’s Open Grants Department.  Grants start at £10,000 and go up to £49,999.  But be aware – the scheme closes on 7th January 2011 at 12 noon so if you think you are eligible get started on your application as soon as you can. 

Information about the scheme and who can apply can be found here.  Previously funded projects include wildlife community gardens, sensory gardens, community allotment schemes, park improvements and pathways projects.

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