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Southwark CSCH Food Growing Space

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Southwark CSCH Food Growing Space

Southwark CSCH Food Growing Space

Tania Han By Tania Han

Help Central Southwark Community Hub establish a food growing space in their courtyard to engage the local community and provide additional nutrition in our food bank provisions.

Southwark Delivery stage

pledged of £316

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

The Central Southwark Community Hub consists of a food bank, a local drop-in centre that offers community classes and workshops to assist local residents in dealing with food poverty. The Hub has been given a space in an unused courtyard to establish a community growing space. As there are no allocated funds for this and the hub operates on the leanest of margins, funding is required for tools and materials to set up and maintain the space. Food growing education and support will be provided by volunteers from Southwark Master Gardeners programme, run by Garden Organic.

What we'll deliver:

  • Food growing space to engage local community
  • Run food growing training for volunteers and local community

Why it's a great idea:

The Central Southwark Community Hub provides much-needed support to the local community, including a food bank, and a place for people to visit to receive other basic care provisions and interact with the local community. This growing space is a step towards the hub achieve its objective of offering fresh food for clients, provide varied activities for clients to get involved in and increase opportunities for social interaction to help address social isolation. Training and outreach activities on small-scale and low-cost urban food growing may also encourage local residents to try their hand at doing the same at home.

Steps to get it done:

  • Establish food growing space
  • Establish plants in Spring 2018

Location Southwark

About the space


London Borough of Southwark

How will the money be spent?Total £315

Soil / compost - £60 (19%)
Tools - £50 (16%)
Tool locker - £50 (16%)
Materials & refreshments for training session - £50 (16%)
Fertiliser - £50 (16%)
Water butt - £30 (10%)
Other - £25 (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.

Soil / compost
Tool locker
Materials & refreshments for training session
Water butt
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £315

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