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Apron Community Garden

Funded on Spacehive 7 December 2020 Delivered 24 April 2021

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Apron Community Garden

Apron Community Garden

Apron By Apron

Please support our community garden project based in the heart of Adur, promoting healthy lifestyle and gardening based accessible learning, volunteering and wellbeing activities.

Shoreham-by-Sea Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 07 Dec 2020!

Apron is a community interest group operating in Shoreham by Sea. For some time Apron have been looking into the idea of a community garden and throughout lockdown this idea has grown into a more definite aim which we are ready to start developing. We approached Adur and Worthing Council with the proposal of creating a Community Garden in Buckingham Park. The project fits well with SustainableAW and Platforms for Places and has received positive and proactive responses the Council and potential partners. Lis Long, Apron Project Manager, has extensive experience in operations, project and event management. She has managed teams of volunteers and collaborated with a wide range of community groups. Lis is a keen gardener and has been a long term allotment holder. Inspired by the amazing work of Brighton & Hove Food Partnership and the Moulsecoomb Forest Garden Lis is confident that this project will add value to the Adur community.

What we'll deliver:

  • Plant accessible raised beds for growing fruit and vegetables
  • Work with local organisations to address the issue of food poverty in our area
  • Deliver seasonal events and workshops throughout the year for the local community
  • Provide educational sessions on sustainability, environment, and biodiversity
  • Facilitate skills sharing sessions on food production, preparation and waste limitation
  • Create a safe and accessible outdoor space for community led wellbeing activities and workshops
  • Create accessible volunteering and learning opportunities for the community

Why it's a great idea:

There are currently no community gardens in Adur. The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown have highlighted local issues of food poverty and a disparity of wealth distribution in the area. This project will work towards tackling these issues. Through exisitng community networks Apron will work with groups to ensure the diversity of the community is represented. It will be an accessible space for people to come together safely. The garden will promote outdoor wellbeing activities, heathy lifestyle, help the local environment and increase volunteering, jobs and educational opportunities.

Steps to get it done:

  • Secure funding
  • Policies and procedures, accounts and insurances
  • Generate volunteers
  • Skills Audit
  • Partners and programming
  • Design and build of garden
  • Open garden

By partnering with other community groups this project will have a wide reach and will maximise the amount of people who it will benefit.

Location Shoreham-by-Sea

About the space

Buckingham Park


Adur District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £4,721

Fencing - £800 (17%)
Shed - £600 (13%)
Tools and equipment - £500 (11%)
Solar panels and power system - £500 (11%)
Website - £500 (11%)
Wood for raised beds - £400 (8%)
Sanitiser and hand wash unit - £200 (4%)
Bark chippings for pathways - £200 (4%)
Printing of volunteer packs - £200 (4%)
Reconditioned water tank incl delivery cost - £150 (3%)
Other - £671 (14%)

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.

Tools and equipment
Solar panels and power system
Wood for raised beds
Sanitiser and hand wash unit
Bark chippings for pathways
Printing of volunteer packs
Reconditioned water tank incl delivery cost
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Compost bins x 2
  • Transaction Fees
  • Water Butt kit
  • Insurance (1yr)
  • VAT
  • First Aid kit


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:

  • Buy more plants and seeds for the garden
  • Repaint the shed
  • Build a pond for wildlife

Total £4,721

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

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