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.
The Connexus Community Development Fund helps fund communities working together on local projects which have a positive effect in their area.
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.
The logo image used at the start of this blog post belongs to Connexus whose copyright is acknowledged.