Improving the Touchbase Community Garden

Funded on Spacehive 21 November 2022

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Improving the Touchbase Community Garden

Improving the Touchbase Community Garden

Touchbase Care CIC By Touchbase Care CIC

We are Touchbase Care; a community group for people with disabilities, neuro-diverse conditions. We want to improve our accessible community garden and outdoor learning space. The outdoors is for all!

Folkestone Fundraising stage

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Touchbase has an incredible garden on the grounds of a local farm. Our members enjoy growing produce that is then used in our catering service. We also love using the garden as a space for learning and wellbeing, where members can enjoy being outdoors and experiencing nature in an accessible way. We want to continue to improve this space so that it can be used all year round. We'd like to plant an orchard, increase biodiversity and plant a sensory garden. Being outdoors has significant benefits for improving wellbeing. Our members will be involved, designing and painting an outdoor mural, as well as planting the new sensory garden.

What we'll deliver:

  • Complete installing pond
  • Plant Sensory Garden
  • run workshops for building bird boxes / bug boxes.
  • We'll install facilities to make the space more usable later in the year, e.g. a rain covered area.
  • Members will create a mural for the side of our outbuilding on the site.

Why it's a great idea:

Taking a walk in the countryside, tending plants, or simply sitting and watching insects amongst the flowers. These activities can help calm the mind and bring a sense of wellbeing to the body. However, for disabled people access to the countryside can be difficult and thats where our community garden makes a difference. Our garden is accessible: members come to our garden using our accessible minibus and are able to enjoy the space without restriction. Our garden is ecologically sound: produce grown by our members is used by our catering team to provide lunches at the centre and we even have a composting toilet at the garden! Our garden is a great place to spend time: As well as working and growing plants our members use the space as somewhere to come and relax. We need to raise funds to make the space the best it can be and complete all our great plans and ideas that members have been working on. See the list of what we plan to deliver to find out more about what we're hoping to do.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase of plants
  • Digging and planting new beds
  • making improvements to accessibility (e.g. path making)
  • delivery of creative projects with members in the space

Gallery

Location Folkestone

About the space

TOUCHBASE CARE

Council

Shepway District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £3,823

paving - £1,000 (26%)
Volunteer Hours for two volunteers @ 1 day per week for 3 month - £855 (22%)
Pergola / Canopy - £650 (17%)
project Coordinator - £542 (14%)
Plants & Trees - £500 (13%)
paint and varnish for mural - £80 (2%)
Other - £195 (5%)

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.

26%
paving
£1,000
22%
Volunteer Hours for two volunteers @ 1 day per week for 3 month
£855
17%
Pergola / Canopy
£650
14%
project Coordinator
£542
13%
Plants & Trees
£500
2%
paint and varnish for mural
£80
5%
Other Read More
£195
  • Spacehive fees
    £145
  • VAT
    £29
  • Transaction fees
    £21

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:

  • Purchase of additional plants
  • contingency to account for fluctuating costs in current market
  • Repair and improve composting toilet already on site & outdoor furniture

Total £3,823

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