The Committee of Craven Arms Community Garden have been awarded a grant of £950 from Celebrate National Lottery 25.
At short notice, we developed and submitted a grant application to secure funds towards the refurbishment of the existing frame in order to bring the polytunnel back into use.
The first National Lottery draw took place on the 19th November 1994, and so the National Lottery celebrates it’s 25th birthday in 2019. So far the National Lottery has helped more than 565,000 good causes.
To celebrate it’s 25th anniversary the #CelebrateNationalLottery25 grants scheme is offering grants totalling £2 million. The individual grants up to a maximum value of £1,000 are being offered to organisations with ideas that help bring the community together.
Grant for £950
Our successful grant application was for £950 and this was itemised as follows:
- New polytunnel cover – sundries – tape, fittings £750
- Treated wood partitions and shelving £100
- Food and refreshments £75
- Administration £25
Our plan is to refurbish the polytunnel and bring it back into use, and to celebrate this with an “Open Day” on the 27th May 2020 with a buffet lunch for CACG members and friends. The event will allow us to invite members of other organisations that have provided grants to the Community Garden, including:
- Euro Quality Foundation
- Craven Arms Town Council
When the polytunnel was first constructed in 2015 it was vandalised before it could be used. This grant provides the funds to refurbish the polytunnel for the benefit of members. It will allow the growing season to be extended to cover the period from February through to November.
CACG members will be able to use small plots within the polytunnel for an additional fee – and we will provide more information about this later in the year.
Call For Volunteers
Next year we will be calling for volunteers to help to carry out remedial work on the polytunnel frame and site in readiness for recovering the polytunnel.