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Shepway Chariots Community garden TLC

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Shepway Chariots Community garden TLC

Shepway Chariots Community garden TLC

Nikki Gough By Nikki Gough

Bringing the Community together

Maidstone Delivery stage

pledged of £16,197

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

We would like to have a new security fence installed, a new picnic area and climbing frame along with scientific research tools and equipment that the children can learn from regarding weather, climate and control. storage unit to allow us to store equipment safely and securely. to purchase a poly tunnel in which we can grow flowers to enable us to hold Florestry workshops, we would like to remove some soil which is contaminated with asbestos and replace with clean topsoil which will allow our volunteers to continue gardening activities. Cctv cameras in the car park area of which our volunteers use. Tools wheelbarrows, gloves, boots, hi vis and safety equipment for all the volunteers and members of the Shepway Shallots. Raised flower beds and gardening ornamentals for our wild meadow area. Funding to help with a new chicken pen for our community chickens. Advertisement and uniform and funding to make a sustainable path for wheelchairs and prams. Story tellers chair and toadstools

What we'll deliver:

  • Security fence
  • Picnic tables
  • climbing frame
  • weather station for the children
  • storage unit
  • polly tunnel
  • removal of contaiminated soil
  • cctv cameras
  • tools, wheelbarrows, hi-vis, safety equipment for adults and children
  • new chicken pen

Why it's a great idea:

Shepway Chariots Community garden has become a hub in the Shepway area, we supply fresh fruit and vegetable to the residents in and around of Shepway for Free. We provide a platform for making new friends, reduce social isolation and encourage an active life style. We have many local families and individuals who attend our garden along with organisations such as NCS, scouts and local schools.

Steps to get it done:

  • digging beds
  • removing weeds
  • planting flowers
  • sowing seeds
  • genral tidy up of veg beds
  • install storage


Location Maidstone

About the space

Custom Location


Maidstone Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £16,196

security fence - £5,000 (31%)
Removal of contaminated soil - £2,000 (12%)
steel storage container - £1,800 (11%)
Tools, wheelbarrows, Hi-vis - £1,500 (9%)
Story teller chair and toodstall for our meadow story telling corner - £1,500 (9%)
uniform - £800 (5%)
cctv - £800 (5%)
Chicken pen and run - £600 (4%)
Climbing frame - £500 (3%)
Water butts - £150 (1%)
Other - £1,546 (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.

security fence
Removal of contaminated soil
steel storage container
Tools, wheelbarrows, Hi-vis
Story teller chair and toodstall for our meadow story telling corner
Chicken pen and run
Climbing frame
Water butts
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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:

  • Extra funding would go towards funding Shepway Shallots gardening club activities, take educational trips to other community gardens like faversham, We would start craft workshops for elderly residents such as card craft, knitting club, woodwork club, book club, art classes, clay pottery.

Total £16,196

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