Each year Rye Driftwood Garden Club offers landscaping grants to organizations that wish to enhance public locations in the Seacoast area, including businesses, civic spaces, senior centers, schools, town halls, libraries and churches. Each grant is up to $500, and the winning organizations can use the money to beautify a space that is on public view. Schools, businesses and town offices in Hampton, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Hampton Falls and Rye have received grants in past years.
Grant requirements include the following:
A member of the garden club needs to be a resident of the town in which the organization operates.
Applicants must submit a drawing of the proposed landscaping plan and include plans for maintaining the site.
The recipient must be willing to meet with members of the RDGC grants committee to show the results of the landscaping efforts.
Applications must be submitted by November 1st to be considered for a grant the following spring.
$500 Landscape Grant
Shoals Marine Lab - UNH (Terry Cook)
Seacoast Science Center, Rye (Laura Bahl)
The Rye Heritage Commission
$500 Landscape Grant to the Greenland Library (Greenland, NH). A library addition is currently underway and the money will go for plantings to enhance the new entrance in the front of the library.