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Incredible Community Allotment bags £1000 funding from Tesco

Project Manager Sara Latimer recieveing funding cheque from Tesco community team Irene and Nikki

We are delighted to announce that Edible Eastbourne has received £1000 funding for our Incredible Community Allotment project from Tesco bags of Help community funding grant.

The funds will be used to help set up and equip the allotment site as a base for the group and a place to hold community activities, workshops, projects and get togethers.

Work can now begin on bringing the project to life, this project will allow members of the community to come together to learn, grow and share.

We would like to set up the space to demonstrate a basic allotment and some alternative approaches side by side providing produce to share within our community and plants for our projects.

We encourage members of the community to join us to have fun, meet new people and learn to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs in a supportive environment as part of a community, we aim to help people take part in healthy, environmental activities and learn new skills.

We will be scheduling regular work days and activities from March and the first tasks will be deciding which shed and other equipment we can get, what size we want everything to be and plotting out the final plan. An excellent time to get involved and help steer ideas, volunteers of all kinds welcomed regardless of what level of commitment you are able to offer.

We welcome offers of assistance or donations of equipment, materials, plants, tools or anything else helpful to support enabling as many members of the community to get involved as possible.

We welcome local businesses support in the form of sponsorship or donations to our allotment, anything useful would be welcome also ask us about volunteering opportunities or projects for your team.

We aim to help Eastbourne to develop a resilient, sustainable local food system and help increase access to fresh, low cost or free healthy food for everyone.

We support more local and healthy produce growing in open and public spaces that enables more residents to be involved in planting, growing and maintaining a garden.

Email us at to get involved or use the website contact form on the volunteer page.

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