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Sown in Bolton

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Sown in Bolton

Steve Jones By Steve Jones

We're tackling food poverty in Bolton directly by giving people living on housing estates the resources and support to grow their own food. With your help we want to work with 100 families this year.

Bolton Delivery stage

pledged of £19,519

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

Last year we worked with 32 families, growing food in their own gardens in partnership with Bolton at Home, working in one of the most challenging neighbourhoods in Bolton. This had a lasting impact and the majority of those families continue to grow and consume their own food. So we're not only tackling food poverty, but influencing behaviour change. Your funding will allow us to work with 100 families across Bolton and develop two food hubs, where we can teach a wider audience about the benefits of growing food. The food hubs will be developed on land donated by Bolton at Home and will act as a focal point for tackling food poverty in those neighbourhoods.

What we'll deliver:

  • Advice and support will be provided by Bolton Urban Growers throughout the growing season
  • Develop 2 food hubs, including food-growing equipment and resources
  • Each family will receive a food-growing starter kit consisting of a raised bed, a fruit tree and a fruit bush
  • Work with 100 families to grow food in their own gardens

Why it's a great idea:

Tackling food poverty in challenging neighbourhoods has multiple benefits: bringing fresh produce to neighbourhood food deserts; changing people's behaviour about food; financial and health benefits to all family members

Steps to get it done:

  • 80 local residents will attend the taster sessions at the food hubs
  • A minimum of 30 families will attend a cooking what you've grown session at the Food hubs
  • Providing 100 Grow Your own Starter kits including raised bed, fruit tree, fruit bush
  • Tools and equipment will be bought for the 2 Food hubs

Location Bolton

About the space



Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £19,518

100 starter growing kits for families - £10,000 (51%)
Deliver food growing sessions at the Food hubs - £5,000 (26%)
Equipment & seeds for food hubs - £3,000 (15%)
Other - £1,518 (8%)

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.

100 starter growing kits for families
Deliver food growing sessions at the Food hubs
Equipment & seeds for food hubs
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £19,518

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