Grant Funded Projects

Hounslow – Grow in a circular economy

Who are we helping:
Thanks to a Hounslow Council grant we are currently running community food growing workshops in seven schools and a community food centre across the borough. incorporating the circular economy way of reuse recycle, repair and share. With emphasis on organic practices, edible crops, how to reduce mains water usage, making compost from waste. During this time we will reach in excess of 900 children and adults. We will establish active gardening clubs that will be self sustaining beyond the life of the project.


Ovo Foundation, School grant – grow

A seed to plate programme for school children in the Ealing Borough. Sponsored by the OVO Foundation. We are delivering weekly outreach workshops in school grounds, to include elements of the circular economy, reuse, repair, share and education on water management – coping with hot dry summers, whilst growing food. Leaving a legacy of an established food growing area for future use. By the end of the programme we will have reached in excess of 600 children.

DIG Community Garden

We are currently in receipt of a small fund to help run a weekly Volunteer Open day sessions at our newest and largest site. We continue to look for more sponsorship for this site to help us deliver our vision.

The NHS Carers team have secured funding to run a weekly ‘Carers Day’ and the Perinatal team are also utilising the site. A perfect example of mixed community use!

If you are interested in volunteering at this site please email us.

Salopian Schools Programme

Who are we helping:
With our qualified education officer, we work with various schools (primary & secondary) in the Hounslow borough.  Delivering a series of workshops relevant to a range of curriculum subjects including Science, D&T, Geography and Art, as well as PSHE and Citizenship. All our workshops are tailored to the relevant year group.

Get involved:
We are currently seeking funding to offer these workshops to schools again.

DIG Development

Our latest community garden.  We are delighted to have recently received funding to get this unused space opened for community use. We are currently working on the lease agreement with the council and hope to be able to open our doors to volunteers and community groups by the end of August 2021.

Our grateful thanks to the following who have enabled this project:

The Lord Mayors ‘MAKE’ London funding
Future Ealing Funding
William Hobbayne Charity
Many donations from individuals & local residents

If you are interested in volunteering at this site please email us.

Salopian outdoor kitchen

What are we doing:
Enhance the outdoor kitchen at the Salopian. Designed by a panel of experts in kitchen design, outdoor cooking and community cafés, educational cooking to be fully accessible for all, and will be environmentally innovative

Who are we helping:
Residents of Hounslow, all visitors to the Salopian Kitchen Garden

Who are we working with:
London Borough of Hounslow

Family Friendly Salopian

Who are we helping:
Families with small children in Hounslow and beyond

Who are we working with:
People’s Postcode Trust

Get involved:
Come and join the Salopian Seedlings, volunteer, enjoy the garden, learn how to grow your own food and get some fresh air every Wednesday 10am – 4pm.

Brentford Eco Garden

We want to share our outdoor space with both the community for recreation and food growing, and nature as a safe habitat. We hope that using our land responsibly to care for our environment encourages others to do the same within other green spaces throughout the area. Working with Cultivate London, we are running regular workshops, generously supported by the Thriving Communities Fund, that are open to all.

Improve your gardening skills, grow your own food, appreciate the seasons, and meet a whole load of new friends!

Do come along and share with others who might be interested.

Monthly sessions, Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings, April – September, in St Paul’s Church Garden.

April:

  • Thursday 13th, 1pm – Building Beds
  • Saturday 29th, 10am – Seeds, Signs & Compost

May:

  • Thursday 4th, 1pm – Saving Water & Sowing Salads
  • Saturday 20th, 10am – Welcoming Nature: Pond, Logs & Feeders

June:

  • Thursday 8th, 1pm – Propagating Herbs, Supporting Plants
  • Saturday 17th, 10am – Minibeasts, Sowing Corn, Caring for Seedlings

Follow @BrentfordEcoGarden on Facebook and Instagram.

The Hub Garden Rejuvenation

Having completed the rejuvenation of this space for the local community to enjoy. We had to stop work as it closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  This site will be opening as soon as possible. We hope to get back in there and work once again with the residents of the Beaver Estate and the wider community.

Innovation Communities Together

What are we doing:
Design & build 3 new community green sites in Hounslow, Kingston and Richmond and deliver a series of workshops, sessions and volunteering opportunities to LEAH clients and residents of each of the those boroughs at each site throughout 2019

Who are we helping:
LEAH clients, residents of Hounslow, Kingston and Richmond

Who are we working with:
LEAH who we’re delighted to be delivering this project with and funded by Integrated Communities Innovation Fund

Soup4Lunch at Salopian

Gardening and cooking sessions at the garden, followed by community café ; soup lunch, rage of activities aimed at 60+

Due to the coronavirus pandemic this group activity had to cease. We are hoping to work with them again sometime later in the year.

Find out more about our Grant Funded Projects