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Helping your community grow

Enter Helping Your Community Grow

Back by popular demand, we are launching our Helping Your Community Grow campaign for its 13th year.


Our team is passionate about helping the communities around all our stores. We want to work in partnership with local groups to make the surrounding areas a little bit greener. Whether this is a school allotment, a community garden or a charity looking to create a sensory garden, we want to make a positive impact in our local communities.


Helping Your Community Grow has sustainability at its core and we are looking for projects that are keen to use environmentally-friendly products, that our expert team can advise on.

Nominate a project

This year we will donate plants, tools and gardening equipment, as well as provide help, support and advice to the winning projects. Please note that there are no cash prizes.

To nominate a local project that would welcome a donation of plants, tools and gardening equipment, to spruce up their gardening project, complete the simple form below.

The closing date for all entries is 27 March 2023.

A shortlist for each store will be made and we will then call upon the public to vote for their favourite project. Based on the public vote, there will be one winner per store. The project with the most votes will secure the national winner title and receive additional support.

The winners will be announced at the end of April.

Entry criteria 

  • This is open to good causes – charities, community groups, schools, churches 
  • This is not a cash prize - entries must only be for a gardening project  
  • The project should benefit a wide group of people 
  • It should be within 20 miles of a Dobbies store or 5 miles of a little dobbies - find your local store
  • The project should include the donation of items as well as what advice and support from team members is required
  • We would be keen to promote the project with local press – those involved in the project should be comfortable with this 
  • Ideally, we are looking for projects that can be completed by February 2024 
  • For all the terms and conditions click here


One of Last year’s winners: RDA Glasgow, Milngavie 

Lynda McKeeman, Yard Manager at Riding for the Disabled Association Glasgow, was thankful for the support. She said: “Dobbies support allowed us to create a bright and fragrant sensory trail through the woodland area and out into the pond circuit which has been great for stimulating the senses of the riders and horses.

“We support over 80 people with disabilities and give them the opportunity to learn to ride or spend time with a horse. Our youngest participant is just 2 years old, and our most senior is in their 70s. Many of our attendees have physical disabilities, psychological problems or just need a confidence boost, and horsemanship is a great way to help rehabilitate them.”

Helping your community grow
Helping your community grow
Helping your community grow
Helping your community grow