National lottery success!

We’re thrilled to have been awarded £10,000 from the national lottery community awards.

The funds will be used to build a floating pontoon to house a new tool storage area. This will protect much of the garden’s resources from the regular flooding experienced each winter.

We are extremely grateful to Keith Slater (pictured, centre) of Community Boost who worked with the community garden’s chair of trustees, Steve Dent, on the bid, providing his time, advice and expertise to help us secure this funding.

Keith himself said of the community garden “no doubt in my mind that this oasis of peace and tranquillity is a hidden jewel in the city and is a first rate example of the work that committed and dedicated volunteers can produce”.

Keith is now working with Steve to draft a bid for a further £5k grant. If successful, this funding will be used to build an office/meeting room that will sit in front of the tool storage area on the pontoon, together with a moveable access ramp.