Progress Housing Community Investment Fund

Progress Housing Group
Community Garden Project
 

Background Information: Progress Housing Group (PHG) wish to support an organisation to deliver a community garden project in South Ribble, Lancashire. Organisations based in Merseyside with a presence in Lancashire, that have the skills, experience and capacity can apply to deliver this project.

What is the focus of the fund?: The project is aimed at upskilling and capacity building of local residents in the South Ribble area. Long term PHG wish for project beneficiaries to become involved in the delivery and maintenance of the garden resulting in improved health and well-being as well as volunteering opportunities. Additional benefits to support the overall sustainability of the project would include support to volunteers to form their own constituted group for them to take responsibility for the garden and secure future funding to ensure its sustainability.

There has been wide consultation with local tenants to identify a communal green space and concept boards have been used to involve local community members in the development of plans. The local tenants would like this communal green space to be developed as a multi-purpose space that can benefit all members of the community. It is located in Fox Lane, South Ribble, Lancashire and is approximately 250m2. Time has passed since the consultation was undertaken so applicants will be expected to undertake further consultation and evidence the results within the application. 

Who can apply?: This fund is targeted at all not for profit organisations based in Lancashire, or Merseyside organisations with a presence in Lancashire, that have the skills, experience and capacity to deliver this project

Key Project requirements:

How much is available?

There is approximately £23k available for this project

Criteria

Important - Before applying for funding, all applicants must read the full criteria before applying. 

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The closing date for applications is EXTENDED TO 14th June 2017.  

 
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