Successful scheme returns to brighten up the district

Published: Fri 7 June, 2024

Image shows yellow daffodils next to a fence with blurred greenery in the background

Community groups are now able to order a variety of different bulbs for a discounted price through a scheme that helps local areas to bloom in the spring.

North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) Green Shoots Grant Scheme is available to constituted community groups, schools and parish councils to help communities plant a variety of flowering bulbs to brighten up the district.

Last year, 61,000 bulbs were given away to 16 different groups. Following this success, the following bulb varieties are available to order:

  • Crocus
  • Tulips
  • Daffodils
  • Mixed narcissi
  • Snowdrops.
  • Mixed spring bulbs
  • Mixed long season bulbs

Bulbs are provided in multiples of 1,000 and the minimum order is 2,000 bulbs. Groups will pay 50% of the cost of the bulbs plus a delivery charge.

Applications are open now and will close on Sunday 1 September and can be submitted online at

Please email with any queries about this scheme

Paul Sanders, Head of Community Services at NWLDC, said: “We are very happy to be providing the Green Shoots grant scheme to residents again.

“It not only brightens up our district, but it also brings together people through a shared joy of gardening and this year's vibrant displays were a testament to the scheme’s success.

“I encourage as many groups as possible to get involved and make the district bloom with colour next spring .”