Sports, leisure and the Arts Allotments in Manchester

Renting an allotment

Allotment site waiting lists - March 2021

All our allotment sites have a waiting list. Because of the very high demand during the Covid-19 lockdown, all these lists are currently closed to new applications. However, if you applied via our website before 30 October 2020 we will contact you when a plot becomes available. You may have to wait up to 4 years to be offered a plot; and we are unable to update you on your position on the waiting list.

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Allotments invoices

We apologise for the severe delay in invoicing:

  • Invoices for 2019/2020 are now being processed and all queries have been logged
  • Invoices for 2020/2021 will be processed in May 2021
  • Invoices for 2021/22 will be processed in October 2021

Please ensure we have your current contact details.

Plot cultivation

During the COVID-19 lockdown many plot holders have found it difficult to maintain their allotment: if this includes you, please contact your site Society, or the Allotments team, and discuss your options. Help may be available for you to bring your plot into full use again; or an alternative plot may be available. These are unusual times and we want to make sure everyone has the support they need.

Please advise us in writing to if you wish to surrender your plot.

Allotment rent

The rent is charged as an annual fee, usually invoiced in October each year by us, for payment on 1 November; the charge for 2020/2021 is 22p per square metre.

Rent increase notice

From 1 November 2021, allotment rents will increase by 1p to 23p per square metre (for the year 2021/22)

Concessions on one plot are available for Manchester residents who are:

  • aged 60 and above
  • Universal Credit claimants
  • disabled plot holders
  • students.

If you have an enquiry about allotments which is not covered in the above information, please email us at

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