Alive's Dementia Friendly Allotment

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Alive's Dementia Friendly Allotment

Alive Activities By Alive Activities

Alive Activities work to improve the lives of older people receiving care. Alive was gifted an allotment to run horticultural therapy sessions for people living with early-stage dementia.

Brentry Fundraising stage

pledged of £3,775
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £3,775 by 31 Mar 2021

Alive has been gifted an allotment by the kind people at Charlton Road allotments in North Bristol. Over lockdown, a team of volunteers has worked tirelessly to turn a barren plot into flourishing allotment, though to be able to use the space to support those living with dementia a small amount of funding is needed to provide suitable toilets. Anything over our goal will be used to build sheds to socialize in and store our equipment. Anything more will be used to pave parts of the allotment to make it more accessible.

What we'll deliver:

  • Set up a disabled compost toilet
  • Build two sheds one for storage and one for tea and cake
  • Install paving to make the space more accessible
  • Remaining money will be put towards paying facilitators to support people with more advanced dementia.

Why it's a great idea:

The project will benefit those living with early-stage dementia and their carers by providing a positive space for them to meet people in a similar situation. Our facilitators will allow people living with dementia to benefit from the positive impact of gardening without the pressure of maintaining a whole garden. In the meantime, our social hut will provide rest bite and signposting to support their carers.

Steps to get it done:

  • Installation of disabled compost toilet.
  • Building of two sheds for storage and socialising
  • Adding paving to make the space accessible
  • Begin delivering facilitated gardening


Location Brentry

About the space

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Bristol City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £3,774

Disabled Compost Toilet - £2,960 (78%)
Plants - £500 (13%)
Other - £314 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Disabled Compost Toilet
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Sheds for storage and socialising
  • Specially adapted tools for those with low mobility
  • Paving slabs to reduce slips and falls

Total £3,774

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