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Growing Places

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Growing Places

Growing Places

Our Barn Youth Club By Our Barn Youth Club

We love the Waterman's Arts Centre but their outside space is sadly neglected.

Brentford Delivery stage

pledged of £5,540

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

Yes, we know they're going to be moving, but that's a couple of years away and we want to improve the visitor experience NOW. What's more, our young people doing the work will gain skills that will help them gain a real job. We will use recyclable structures and planting that will move with us to our next project.

What we'll deliver:

  • Create wildflower areas for bees and butterflies
  • Clear overgrown areas and make great compost
  • Plant moveable containers

Why it's a great idea:

Visitors to the centre will have a much better experience - enjoying the great views of the River Thames from an improved platform. Volunteers will receive a Gift in Kind from the Watermans - access to the great range of performing and other arts at free or reduced costs

Steps to get it done:

  • buying plants and equipment
  • create a compost area
  • clearing overgrown beds
  • create amazing planters
  • sowing wild flower seeds

It's a chance for young people learning disabilities and/or autism to grow. We enjoy working outside and want to make a positive contribution to our local places. It keeps us active after leaving school and college and we learn practical skills for life, including gaining work experience.


Location Brentford

About the space

Watermans Arts Centre - they need help with keeping up appearances!


London Borough of Hounslow

How will the money be spent?Total £5,540

skilled support workers - £4,000 (72%)
tools and plants - £1,000 (18%)
Other - £540 (10%)

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.

skilled support workers
tools and plants
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £5,540

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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