Worthing Honey Collective

Funded on Spacehive 21 July 2019

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Worthing Honey Collective

Worthing Honey Collective

We Are FoodPioneers CIC By We Are FoodPioneers CIC

The Worthing Honey Collective brings the local community together to turn our town into a pollinator friendly urban space. We host community beehives on rooftops and educate people of all ages.

Worthing Delivery stage

36
backers
£8,970
raised
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This project was funded on 21 Jul 2019!

We are requesting funding for an inclusive pollination project that seeks to engage local schools, community groups, colleges, local businesses and residents in furthering their knowledge and understanding of pollinating insects and the vital role they play in putting food on our plates. We want to deliver exciting activities ranging from "meeting the bees" sessions with our existing cohort of volunteer beekeepers, making and sharing out seed bombs and bug hotels and planting up community spaces to training up to become a volunteer community beekeeper for our project. We will work with a range of different partner organisations to deliver this project, including Men in Sheds and local social enterprise Breathing Spaces CIC who will help us propagate pollinator friendly plants and co-design workshops and activities with new audiences. We will also host community honey spinning days in the autumn, "bottling" our own honey with people being able see for the first time how honey is made.

What we'll deliver:

  • Three seed bomb making sessions
  • One community honey spinning event with frames from the hives across Worthing
  • A community wildflower planting event at our Durrington site
  • Four "meet the bees" sessions for local schools
  • Two bug hotel making sessions

Why it's a great idea:

Many people nowadays are aware of the threat of pollinator decline but don't know how best to support pollinators in their daily lives. With the Worthing Honey Collective we now want to harness this awareness and continue to work on a wholesome, impactful project that supports local people in the town and the surrounding areas to set up their own little year-round wildlife havens while supporting town-wide planting and education initiatives.

Steps to get it done:

  • Host honey spinning day - September 2019
  • Host planting sessions for winter - October 2019
  • Host seed bomb making sessions - January to March 2020
  • Meet the bees sessions for schools - from April 2020 onwards

It will support the natural economy of our town, and create a more aware and engaged community actively supporting pollinators and other wildlife in our town.

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Location Worthing

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Worthing Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £8,930

Venues for beehives - £2,400 (27%)
Project management - £1,800 (20%)
Venue for educational sessions - 12 monhs - £1,200 (13%)
Delivery of educational sessions for schools - £800 (9%)
Demo bee hive - £600 (7%)
Propagation of pollinator friendly plants - £550 (6%)
Honey jars and labels for spinning day - £500 (6%)
Materials for bug hotels - £450 (5%)
Marketing and PR - £300 (3%)
Seed bomb materials - £100 (1%)
Other - £230 (3%)

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.

27%
Venues for beehives
£2,400
20%
Project management
£1,800
13%
Venue for educational sessions - 12 monhs
£1,200
9%
Delivery of educational sessions for schools
£800
7%
Demo bee hive
£600
6%
Propagation of pollinator friendly plants
£550
6%
Honey jars and labels for spinning day
£500
5%
Materials for bug hotels
£450
3%
Marketing and PR
£300
1%
Seed bomb materials
£100
3%
Other
£230
  • Spacehive fees
    £180
  • VAT
    £36
  • Transaction Fees
    £14

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: We will use any extra funds to buy additional beekeeping suits and run further meet the bees sessions with our head beekeeper and growing volunteer beekeeping community

Total £8,930

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