Isleworth Community Allotment

Funded on Spacehive 29 May 2018

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Isleworth Community Allotment

Isleworth Community Allotment

Disability Network Hounslow By Disability Network Hounslow

We want to invite more members of the community to join us in our work on our allotment, or just to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. We are raising money for more tools and essential equipment.

Isleworth Delivery stage

19
backers
£864
raised

Funding is now over. Bear with us while we tot up all your pledges!

Not everyone has access to a garden, or the time and energy to work a plot on their own. We want to share the gardening experience with members of the local community. We plan to hold several open days over the summer where people can come for an hour or two, either to work or just or just to watch and chat. As well as gardening, we'll offer sessions on jam, pickle and soup making. Gardening offers to much. It exercises our bodies and soothes our minds. Working with the seasons and the weather helps us to fund our place in nature; working with other people, sharing our knowledge, gives us a sense of common purpose. It's lovely to taste freshly-picked vegetables and fruit that we have helped to grow.

What we'll deliver:

  • Buy more hand tools so more people can get involved
  • Buy folding chairs and camping toilet
  • Organise a trip to Thrive Garden in Battersea - www.thrive.org.uk
  • Organise a trip to Kew Gardens

Why it's a great idea:

This projects supports people with their health and well-being. It encourages gentle exercise and healthy eating. Isolation and loneliness is on the rise in the UK, and our allotment gives people the chance to meet socially in a relaxed setting.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buy tools and equipment in June 2018
  • Visit Thrive in July 2018
  • Visit Kew in August 2018
  • Jam and pickle making sessions in September 2018
  • Harvest meal in October 2018

Location Isleworth

Isleworth has 59 other projects and £1,395,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Friends Meeting House Garden - Allotment

Council

London Borough of Hounslow

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How will the money be spent?Total £790

Volunteer hours 1 1/2 days @ £50 half day - £150 (19%)
Volunteer hours 1 1/2 days @ £50 half day - £150 (19%)
Viist to Battersea Thrive (minibus) - £115 (15%)
Garden tools - £52 (7%)
Folding garden chairs - £50 (6%)
Ingredients and equipment for jam/pickle making - £49 (6%)
Gazebo - £45 (6%)
Refreshments (tea, coffee etc) - £40 (5%)
Kew Community Membership - £36 (5%)
Camping toilet - £25 (3%)
Other - £78 (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.

19%
Volunteer hours 1 1/2 days @ £50 half day
£150
19%
Volunteer hours 1 1/2 days @ £50 half day
£150
15%
Viist to Battersea Thrive (minibus)
£115
7%
Garden tools
£52
6%
Folding garden chairs
£50
6%
Ingredients and equipment for jam/pickle making
£49
6%
Gazebo
£45
5%
Refreshments (tea, coffee etc)
£40
5%
Kew Community Membership
£36
3%
Camping toilet
£25
10%
Other
£78
  • Leaflets
    £24
  • Spacehive fees
    £23
  • Bell to use on garden gate
    £14
  • Market stall for info/publicity
    £10
  • VAT
    £5
  • Transaction Fees
    £3

Total £790

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