Connexus Grant “CACG Regeneration”

The Committee of Craven Arms Community Garden have successfully applied to the Connexus Community Development Fund for a grant of £2385 towards our “CACG Regeneration” project.

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The Connexus Community Development Fund helps fund communities working together on local projects which have a positive effect in their area.

“CACG Regeneration”

The grant was sought under the banner of a “CACG Regeneration” project that aims to restore the Community Garden to it’s former glory.

In recent years the Community Garden has started to show signs of it’s age – with the fences, paths, planters and raised beds all showing some disrepair.

As a Committee we have also had to deal with other challenges including vandalism and theft of produce and tools.

The overall aim of the “CACG Regeneration” project is to improve the Community Garden for both members and the wider community, and specific aims are:

  • to combat theft and vandalism through new fences and improved security
  • some remedial works – new planters and repairing raised beds
  • to support inclusivity
  • development of a new extension with additional plots
  • restoring the Community Garden to it’s former glory
  • ensuring the future of CACG for Craven Arms

CACG and Community Benefits

In addition to the benefits for CACG members, this “CACG Regeneration” will provide benefits to the wider community by:

  • encouraging wider community links and engagement
  • offering a more inclusive experience
  • helping to establish the link between growing food and eating food
  • promoting gardening as an antidote to stress
  • encouraging gardening as healthy exercise and good for personal wellbeing

The Community Garden is already a communal, cross-generational meeting space and through our CACG Regeneration project we hope to make the Community Garden more attractive to more new members from the local community.

Thanks to Connexus

We are very grateful to the Connexus Community Development Fund for this grant which will allow us to protect, enhance and develop the Community Garden for for the benefit of Craven Arms.

Call For Volunteers

There are many small projects within the overall CACG Regeneration and we are always looking for additional help and support from members with these projects. If you are able to help please get in touch with a Committee member.

Connexus Copyright

The logo image used at the start of this blog post belongs to Connexus whose copyright is acknowledged.

Town Council Grant

The Committee have applied for and received a grant from Craven Arms Town Council for £800 as a contribution to the “CACG Regeneration” project.

“CACG Regeneration”

This grant was sought under the banner of a “CACG Regeneration” program which aims to restore the Community Garden to it’s former glory.

In recent years the Community Garden has suffered from poor security resulting in the theft of tools and produce and recurring vandalism. The first projects within the “CACG Regeneration” funded by this grant will deliver a more secure site.

This funding will also allow us to build new planters within later projects.

Thanks to Craven Arms Town Council

We are very grateful to the Craven Arms Town Council for this grant which will enable us to improve the security, the inclusivity and appearance of the Community Garden.

Progress Reports

As we complete projects within the overall program of the “CACG Regeneration” we’ll provide more posts to keep you up to date.

Call For Project Volunteers

This grant will fund the materials for several small projects and we aim to match the grant funding with at least equal value in unpaid volunteer labour from our members. If you are able to help with these projects please contact a member of the Committee.