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Grozone - grow more community food

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Grozone - grow more community food

Grozone - grow more community food

Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside By Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside

Grozone is a large community garden in Northwich. We are raising money to ensure we can grow as much food as possible onsite to distribute free of charge to local people that are most in need.

Northwich Delivery stage

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At Grozone we support people of all abilities and involve them in the process of community food growing and wildlife gardening. We are located in the centre of Northwich and are looking to increase the amount of food we grow on site. This will help tackle climate change and will directly help people most in need by providing free food to those who may be choosing between heating or eating. Our volunteer sessions run three days per week and involve people of all ages helping us to manage the gardens. Roughly 150 people attend Grozone each year as volunteers helping us to keep this beautiful urban garden open all year round. Within the winter months we hold art sessions, music workshops and wildlife gardening to care for creatures great and small that come to Grozone. We also help to look after the local rivers with our 'Love My River' volunteer team completing clean up days and environmental improvement projects.

What we'll deliver:

  • Grow and distribute more food to local people
  • Involve more volunteers in the process of community food growing
  • Increase biodiversity and create nature benefits across the town

Why it's a great idea:

Grozone is a welcoming space built to improve personal wellbeing. We involve people of all abilities in environmental social action in the heart of Northwich. We grow a large volume of food that is shared with volunteers and distributed via other partners to individuals that are most in need. Grozone is free to access to volunteers all year round. You can learn new skills, meet new people, or just simply enjoy being outdoors in a calming green space. Our project helps individuals to develop skills, improves physical activity and enhances mental wellbeing through nature connectedness. We take steps to tackle climate change by growing and distributing organic food locally and engage people in direct action on nature-based improvements. We deliver environmental education classes to local schools and groups. We work with partners from a range of voluntary and community sector organisations providing a safe place for people to volunteer in a non-judgmental outdoor environment. .

Steps to get it done:

  • Planting produce
  • Harvesting produce
  • Distributing produce to those in need
  • Delivering community events (monthly)
  • Delivering volunteer sessions (weekly)


Location Northwich

About the space

Grozone Community Garden


Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £19,020

Delivery of 156 volunteering sessions - £15,600 (82%)
Planting materials, PPE and tools - £2,400 (13%)
Other - £1,020 (5%)

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.

Delivery of 156 volunteering sessions
Planting materials, PPE and tools
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  • 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:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Increase the number of volunteer sessions being run at Grozone
  • Build more raised beds and growing spaces on site

Total £19,020

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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