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Aylesbury Garden Town launch community funding pot

Aylesbury Garden Town launch community funding pot

Published by Mix96 News at 2:17pm 20th November 2019.

Aylesbury Garden Town has launched a £25,000 community funding pot scheme.

Non profit community or voluntary organisations can now apply for a share of a grant of up to £3000. The launch follows on from the unveiling of the Aylesbury Garden Town 2050 Vision.

Their vision sets out key principles for Aylesbury as it evolves over the next three decades.

The scheme will offer the grants to projects that improve or enhance local green spaces, increase wildlife habitats and promote or support healthy living.

Neil Gibson, Aylesbury Garden Town Delivery Board, said,

“This is a great opportunity for people living in Aylesbury to bid for a grant to boost an area of their community. Perhaps they would like to transform a piece of communal space, or create a wildlife garden, or put in some cycle storage in their neighbourhood. We’re looking for good ideas that will improve life for people in Aylesbury Garden Town and bring local communities together.”

They also have plans to expand the successful Community Food Growing programme, which Aylesbury Garden Town launched earlier this year.

Working with Community Grow and St Peter’s Church, a communal garden was created where local people could grow fruit and vegetables together. In the future they're looking to share the produce with local foodbanks.

Teresa Lane, also a member of the Aylesbury Garden Town Delivery Board said:

“Community food growing creates a great focal point for a neighbourhood, encouraging people to get to know each other, develop a stronger network and eat more healthily. Gardening in the fresh air is also excellent for physical and mental wellbeing too. We’d love
to hear from other communities in Aylesbury who’d like our support to grow food together, so that more people across the Garden Town can enjoy the benefits.”

To find out more about the funding pot and community food growing scheme drop the team an email .

The current funding round closes on 14th February 2020.

 

 

 

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