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Funding available for Foyers to plant small orchards

Fruit-full Communities are looking for new Foyer sites that would like to join their 2018 Project. This initiative gives young people the opportunity to create green spaces in which they can relax, exercise or socialise. They learn new skills, such as orchard design and budgeting, tree planting and pruning. Previous projects have showed a positive impact on young people’s mental health and self-esteem.

Each site would receive, among other things:

  • £3,000 towards creating the orchard
  • £1,000 to help with the management and running of the project
  • Support and advice of specialist facilitators who will work with residents and staff for a period of one year

Applications are now open until 28th Feb but Foyer’s will be funded on a first come, first served basis.
For more information please visit Fruit-full Communities  or contact Renata Pidduck 01962 845853.


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