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Short Heath Jubilee Allotment

Funded on Spacehive 13 June 2022 Delivered 28 May 2022

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Short Heath Jubilee Allotment

Short Heath Jubilee Allotment

Short Heath Lest We Forget Community Interest Company By Short Heath Lest We Forget Community Interest Company

Military Service Veterans suffering from PTSD benefit from working outside on projects like allotments. Help us create an allotment and cabin where Veterans and the community can meet!

Willenhall Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 13 Jun 2022!

Our ultimate aim is to use this neglected allotment and bring it back to life with Service Veterans and local Students to make it a real community allotment. All Military Service Veterans have taken an oath to The Queen, this forms the link with our Jubilee Allotment. our aim is that the allotment is for Military Service Veterans alone, we intend to use the land to grow plants but also have a cabin where Veterans can meet and socialise with others. Using groups we work with possibly hold courses, do charitable work including off site gardening,we intend to launch the allotment with a Jubilee party, the students from the adjoining school joining us and catering for our guests albeit it we supply the materials for the Jubilee food and the students make it.

What we'll deliver:

  • a fully working community allotment
  • a cabin where Veterans can meet other Veterans
  • a group who will eventually undertake gardening in the community

Why it's a great idea:

We have recently completed a day of Falklands War Remembrance Activities in memory of the 255 men who lost their lives during the war. On the evening we had presentations by 2 men both ex Royal Navy, both have struggled with PTSD. One presentation went on to say that more Falklands Veterans have taken their own life since the end of the war than died in the war. This is tragic, PTSD is very real and no amount of "pull yourself together man" will help. It has now been proven that working outside, on an allotment and with like minded people can and does help. if our Jubilee Allotment saves one life of a Veteran who has served Her Majesty we believe it will have been a success.

Steps to get it done:

  • Our first milestone is to remove all of the build up of rubbish through neglect and clean and tidy the area.

Location Willenhall

About the space

Short Heath, Lane Head and adjoining areas


Walsall Council

How will the money be spent?Total £3,276

Shed/Office - £2,315 (71%)
Petrol grass trimmer 1 off - £94 (3%)
Compost 10 off - £70 (2%)
Spade 3 off - £66 (2%)
Fork 3 off - £60 (2%)
Wheelbarrow 1 off - £60 (2%)
Rake 2 off - £54 (2%)
Water butt 1 off - £52 (2%)
Propagator 5 off - £43 (1%)
Large raised bed 2 off - £40 (1%)
Other - £422 (13%)

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.

Petrol grass trimmer 1 off
Compost 10 off
Spade 3 off
Fork 3 off
Wheelbarrow 1 off
Rake 2 off
Water butt 1 off
Propagator 5 off
Large raised bed 2 off
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT
  • Brooms 2 off
  • Small raised bed 2 off
  • Gloves 5 off
  • Gravel tray 5 off
  • Hand fork 3 off
  • Hand trowels 3 off


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:

  • Purchase a poly tunnel
  • Utilities connection to provide heat and water to the veterans cabin

Total £3,276

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