Help rebuild our chicken coop

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Help rebuild our chicken coop

Help rebuild our chicken coop

Rosie Turner By Rosie Turner

We would like to rebuild our coop at The Meadview Centre in Littlehampton. Bringing this coop back to life would provide us with companion chickens, vital nutrients for our compost plus fresh eggs.

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pledged of £1,935
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Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £1,935 by 07 Dec 2019

Arun Exact C.I.C is based at The Meadview Centre in littlehampton. Our organisation utilises the therapeutic benefits of horticulture to support people in the Arun District who have an interest in recovery from addictions and mental health. We support service users to build confidence, skills and qualifications with coaching and training. This often leads to various pathways of future industry employment. We have a unique Garden Nursery with ample green space in Lyminster, which enables us to provide a varied array of activities for our clients. We also regularly attend local markets and events to sell our plants, produce, raise funds and create more awareness for our organisation and our services. In keeping with our ethos and commitment to grow organic produce we would like to rebuild our chicken coop. This valued outlet would not only provide fresh eggs for our organisation, manure for our compost but another exciting activity at the centre for service users to engage in.

What we'll deliver:

  • Fit new fencing for the chicken coop
  • Apply new felt to roof

Why it's a great idea:

Addiction recovery is a time for major change. Figuring out a new routine, learning to cope with life’s stress in healthy ways, and rebuilding relationships that may have been damaged. For many, it can be a lonely process. Some may not be able to return home to their families right away, others might have few sober friends to come home to at all. But a solid support system is an important aspect of staying clean, no one should have to go it alone. Our peer-led community helps to reduce the isolation that many endure during this difficult time, by facilitating various activities at our centre, we help people to feel less isolated and supported throughout their personal journey. Through coaching and training we are planting ideas and encouraging minds to grow. Having chickens at the centre, would be an amazing educational activity for our service users. Collecting eggs alone can feel quite empowering, spending time with the chickens can be relaxing and therapeutic, plus fresh eggs.

Steps to get it done:

  • Clear area of brambles and waste and order materials.
  • Secure and repair the chicken coop, new felt on the roof.
  • Erect secure new fencing around the chicken coop
  • Source chickens, food and bedding and introduce chickens to their new home.

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Adur District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £1,935

Galvanised wire mesh fencing - £1,470 (76%)
12 x treated timber posts - £141 (7%)
12x post crete - £59 (3%)
x3 roofing felt - £57 (3%)
U nails 3kg - £19 (1%)
Other - £190 (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.

76%
Galvanised wire mesh fencing
£1,470
7%
12 x treated timber posts
£141
3%
12x post crete
£59
3%
x3 roofing felt
£57
1%
U nails 3kg
£19
10%
Other
£190
  • Spacehive fees
    £87
  • Transaction Fees
    £85
  • VAT
    £17

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: We would use the extra money to buy supplies for the chickens and plant small fruit trees in the coop. Companion planting is a beneficial to both the chickens and the trees. The trees provide food for the chickens, while their waste provides vital nutrients for the trees. These fruits can also be preserved and/or sold at market to help generate more income.

Total £1,935

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