FoWG receives three-year grant from City Bridge Trust
FoWG receives three-year grant from City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charity funder.
FoWG will work in partnership with Share Community and Urban Canopy to deliver gardening workshops in Windmill Gardens from 2023 to 2026
We are pleased to announce we have received £30K of funding for three years to deliver gardening workshops for adult members of Share Community together with members of FoWG’s community club and our volunteer gardeners. Workshops will be facilitated by Urban Canopy who will work with participants to create a new sensory garden, improve planting at the park entrance and develop new vegetable planters. There’ll be time to work together to learn new skills and develop confidence in team working whilst enjoying being outside in the park. Our first sessions will start in September and the project continues until 2026.
Chair of Trustees, Toussainte Reba said “we are really excited to be able to build on our relationship with Share Community together with being able to improve areas of the park for all Windmill Gardens visitors. Thank you to City Bridge Trust for enabling us to expand our work with two excellent local organisations – Share Community and Urban Canopy.”
About City Bridge Trust
The City of London Corporation’s charity funder, City Bridge Trust, is London’s biggest independent grant giver. It awards grants of over £30 million a year to tackle disadvantage across the capital.
It has also made an extra £200 million available over five years from 2021 to 2026 to support London’s charity sector – www.citybridgetrust.org.uk
About Share Community
Share Community is a registered charity that supports adults with learning disabilities, autism, mental health and other support needs to live happier, healthier, and more independent lives. Share is based in Clapham Junction but has sites in Tooting and Brixton. Training and wellbeing programmes focus on personal development, practical everyday life skills, and employability, including accredited training in catering, horticulture, English and maths. Share also runs social inclusion and befriending projects and supports self-advocacy, encouraging and empowering its students to have a greater voice in all aspects of their lives.
About Urban Canopy
Lambeth based Urban Canopy create gardens and engage communities with horticulture, art and education in public spaces.