Highfield Gardening Association
The Allotments are based on a very large estate, where a great majority of residents are in working poverty. The Association would like to set-up a shop where residents would be able to make a small donation towards the ongoing costs of growing the fresh produce on the allotments and obtain fresh fruit and vegetables for a fraction of shop prices
- To have a toilet would allow disabled and families and more women to be able to take on an allotment, as facilities would be avaliable for their use. At present women have to go home to use the toilet, also there are no facilities for the disabled.
- One half of the shed would be used to run a shop. We would have fresh produce which has been grown on the Allotments The shop would be run by volunteers The aim of the shop is to allow resident to have fresh fruit and vegetables for a small donation.
- The other part of the shed would be used to setup a tea room meeting room. Allowing allotment user and residents who might be lonely to have a cup of tea and a natter. Overall this would be a project which could cover a variety of community issues.
How we will achieve our goals
The Community Award would allow us to purchase the eco disabled toilet, which would allow a more diverse use of the Allotments. Having the shed would allow us to help with the food poverty due to so many people on our estate unable to even afford to feed themselves. Residents obtaining fresh produce would help towards healthy living.
Where the money will go
Residents would benefit greatly from having a toilet and shed for the allotment. Especially for disabled users, women & familes. The shed would allow for healthier diets for all residents. The tea/meeting room would be a place for allotment users and residents to meet + alleviating loneliness within the wider community and learn about the allotme