The Mushroom Trust is a Scottish Charity established in 1983.

The primary goal of the Trust is to support the creation and improvement of greenspaces, particularly in urban environments, through an emphasis on horticultural aspects. The Trust helps to fund projects throughout Scotland, especially those in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

In recent years the Trust has supported a broad variety of proposals for the improvement of public parks, the development of allotments, the commissioning of landscape designs for long term planning, the planting of community gardens and orchards, and the creation of therapeutic garden spaces.

The Trustees encourage applications for the initial costs for design work in connection with new projects where this has not yet been considered.

Typically the Trustees make grants of up to £5,000 to a number of organisations each year. Larger amounts may be available in exceptional circumstances.

Applications are invited from any organisation or group. The Trustees are interested in supporting projects that can demonstrate public involvement and community based fundraising. Furthermore, the trustees are keen to support organisations that might have difficulties in obtaining public funding from other sources.

In recent years the Trust has donated to a number of projects including the Botanic Cottage in Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, Princes Street Gardens, Braidburn Valley Park and funding towards projects supported by Royal Horticultural Society.


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