Supporting community gardens

Here are some of the ways the Council can support your community garden.

We support community gardens by providing funding support, land licenses, and establishing access to compost.

Leasing Council land

The Council has guidelines and an application form for groups seeking to set up a community garden, beehive(s), and/or composting system on Council-owned land.

If you are interested applying for a license to use Council's land for a community garden, beehive(s), and/or composting system:

Wellington City Council funds and grants

Stone Soup Fund

This fund uses a collaborative funding model to support community gardens throughout Wellington. Community gardens that are already established are invited to apply for funding. Garden representatives then meet together, and funding is allocated using a collective consensus process.  

Stone Soup funding page

Compost grant

Each year the Council sets aside some compost (from Capital Compost) to support schools and community gardens. Eligible organisations can apply for the grant every two years.

Apply for a compost grant

Contact us

For more information, contact:

Community Services team
Phone: 04 499 4444
Email: citycommunities@wcc.govt.nz