Stream Walk Community Garden has been awarded a £5,000 grant to help develop our outreach and development work.
The grant money has come to us from the Martello Fund via Kent Community Foundation under its Vulnerable Adults Themed programme. The funds will be used to provide garden activities for vulnerable and socially disadvantaged people over the summer months of 2022 (May to September) and will enable Stream Walk Trust to pay someone to lead weekly sessions in the garden and carry out development work as well as employing additional sessional support workers to assist attendees with additional needs.
Our project aims to increase the well-being, healthy eating and reduce the social isolation of vulnerable adults and children in the local community who may be experiencing loneliness, poor
mental health and social disadvantage.
The grant money comes from the Martello fund, managed by Kent Community Foundation, an organisation that finds, funds and supports some of the smallest voluntary organisations across the
county. KCF is part of a UK wide accredited network of 47 Community Foundations who are committed to improving the lives of local people and communities, particularly the most vulnerable, isolated, and disadvantaged by matching those who want to help, with those who need the help.
This grant news follows on from other recent donations from Tesco/Whistable Pearl 2 and Green Councillor, Clare Turnbull. These funds are being put towards buying new equipment and improving
signage at the garden. The fundraising team is now on a mission to raise more money to further develop activities into the autumn; our big goal is to fund the building of a small, all weather eco-buliding at the garden for us to be able to offer year round activities with a class room and kitchen.
If you’d like to help with fund-raising or make a donation, please go to our ‘Get involved‘ page.