DIG Hanwell Community Hub

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DIG Hanwell Community Hub

Cultivate London By Cultivate London

DIG - Establish a Horticultural Hub of excellence on an unused site to support our community groups, bringing people together, improve and open a green space, offering a full calendar of events

Ealing Fundraising stage

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Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £34,828 by 11 May 2021

DIG - A unused site in Hanwell. https://vimeo.com/504762676 (for a more detailed video) We want to take this great site and establish a Horticultural Hub to be used by many community groups offering a programme of activities that address mental health, wellbeing, social isolation, social prescribing, special needs, over 60’s., under 30’s. As part of this we will identify and deliver a programme of learning on a weekly basis for those interested in working in the field of horticulture enabling them to have job ready skills. Also including those who wish to attend for their own wellness. This is an amazing space crying out to be fully used - A dedicated hub to be used by a cross section of residents and groups, providing a full calendar of events encouraging community interaction, social inclusion, a sense of civic pride and a growing knowledge in a greener cleaner local area. The organically produced food will be shared by the participants and surplus will be offered to food banks

What we'll deliver:

  • Growing thriving 2560 square metre community site
  • New community Hub
  • Local food producers
  • New educational facility

Why it's a great idea:

A community educational hub providing training, food growing, improved mental wellbeing, physical exercise, tackling social isolation and improving the environment. Community groups who have approached us to work in collaboration with them offering their clients a horticultural programme of events - Mindfood, West Thames college, Soup4lunch, Schools - learning outside the classroom. With DIG we would have the site and the expertise to work constructively with these various groups who are keen to have joint ventures as part of their programme of events. Local residents - a new learning and growing green space available to the individual regardless of whether they belong to a bigger group or not. Environmentalists - reducing carbon footprint of food, by growing locally and eating seasonally.

Steps to get it done:

  • Preparing the growing beds
  • Reskin the Polytunnel
  • Buying seeds and plants
  • Buying some new tools
  • Upgrade the toilets
  • Improve the kitchen area
  • Community open day
  • First workshop of the season
  • Project Induction
  • Composting Bay

Previously we ran a weekly workshop on this site with Ealing Mencap - due to their cutbacks they had to move off site. - It is now unused. Ealing council are willing to lease it to us to continue it as a community resource.

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How will the money be spent?Total £34,827

Onsite Project manager 4 half days per week 40 weeks @£15 p/h - £9,600 (28%)
Annual supply of Peat free nursery stock compost - £4,973 (14%)
Lesson Planning, Marketing, Outcome Recording, 2 days a month /10mths @ £20 p/h - £2,800 (8%)
Oversight & Administrative Management - £2,700 (8%)
Repair and improve propagation and growing houses across the site - £2,340 (7%)
Renovate internal areas of site block including toilet facilities, workshop spaces - £1,620 (5%)
Utilities electric and water - £1,500 (4%)
Financial Management 1 day per quarter - £1,200 (3%)
Garden work tool selection - £1,111 (3%)
Timber and fixings for raised bed repair - £1,096 (3%)
Other - £5,887 (17%)

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.

28%
Onsite Project manager 4 half days per week 40 weeks @£15 p/h
£9,600
14%
Annual supply of Peat free nursery stock compost
£4,973
8%
Lesson Planning, Marketing, Outcome Recording, 2 days a month /10mths @ £20 p/h
£2,800
8%
Oversight & Administrative Management
£2,700
7%
Repair and improve propagation and growing houses across the site
£2,340
5%
Renovate internal areas of site block including toilet facilities, workshop spaces
£1,620
4%
Utilities electric and water
£1,500
3%
Financial Management 1 day per quarter
£1,200
3%
Garden work tool selection
£1,111
3%
Timber and fixings for raised bed repair
£1,096
17%
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£5,887
  • Spacehive fees
    £1,589
  • Transaction Fees
    £1,131
  • PPE and COVID safety
    £707
  • Water butts and rain -water pipes
    £682
  • Garden PPE
    £486
  • Skip hire
    £366
  • Seed stock
    £337
  • VAT
    £318
  • Polly-tunnel replacement skin
    £216
  • Drip pipe irrigation
    £54

Overfunding

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:

Total £34,827

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  • Carpentry - Anyone with these skills who may be able give some time would be very welcome

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