The Wildlife Trusts

The Wildlife Trusts is a movement made up of 46 local Trusts in the UK: independent community-focused charities with a shared mission for wildlife and people. These buy up or lease land for wildlife protection, and offer volunteering opportunities to work on these sites or engage in other nature and environmental activities. They also provide opportunities to visit some of the wildest places in the country. There is likely to be a Trust near you. The home site include pages specifically targeted at community wellbeing.

Social Farms and Gardens

This is an organisation created following the merger in April 2018 of the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens and Care Farming UK. It supports thousands of grass roots projects across the UK and has helped millions of people. Farming and gardening is used as a way to transform lives and connect people, putting pride back into communities and improving health and well-being. You can find opportunities in your area here.

It is a member of the European Federation of City Farms.


Farms for City Children

This charity was set up by children’s author Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare in 1976. It offers 3,200 urban children and 400 teachers a year from all over the country a unique opportunity to live and work together for a week at a time in one of three working farms in the heart of the countryside.

Gardens and Health: The National Garden Scheme

Originally set up to support district nurses, the National Garden Scheme now raises millions of pounds for nursing and health charities each year. Check local opportunities for community gardening projects and garden visits visit