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- Earliest award date
- 04 Apr 2013
- Latest award date
- 22 Jan 2020
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equipment 24 May 2018
Equipment to help the kids /youths keep of the streets , give them somthing to enjoy,the club need new gloves bags as the old ones have had there time , and repairs cant be done any more.
Day Trip 12 Feb 2019
We would like to organise a Day Trip out for our members. This would involve hiring a coach to transport the members as most have no means of transport,
The grant will meet the needs of our local community in four ways: Firstly, by providing an opportunity for 40 plus school age children to learn how to grow vegetables. Secondly, by providing a secure storage for the school Thirdly, by bringing 5 plots into cultivation which will enable more of our local community to participate in growing their own vegetables. Finally, by providing our volunteers with equipment that will enable them to maintain the site effectively and deal with vacant plots in a timely manner before they become infested with invasive weeds and brambles. We have plans to spend Association funds to provide a dedicated area and create new raised beds for children from Cutteslowe Primary School to grow vegetables. The equipment will help our volunteers to clear the barren land and prepare it for cultivation by the school. The purchase of the shed will then provide the school with secure storage for their tools. Our ability to educate the next generation in terms of growing produce is really important. The links with the land and food are becoming more tenuous for hard pressed and time poor families having little option but to buy vegetables from shops and supermarkets. This initiative will hopefully sow the seeds of a different way of thinking in our youngsters. Learning how to grow vegetables at an early age can engender a life-long love of gardening. The health benefits of introducing fresh, organically grown vegetables into children’s diets are self-evident. In our experience there is a much higher probability of children, who can be reluctant to eat vegetables, trying them if they have grown them. The brush cutter and rotavator will enable our volunteers bring the barren land for the school plot into a state ready for cultivation. In addition it will enable us to bring five overgrown plots into use thus increasing opportunities for local people to grow their own vegetables. We do have a waiting list of people wishing to have a plot on our allotments so this grant will also enable us to offer more plots to our local community. There is an additional, long-term benefit to the equipment as it will enable us to maintain the site properly. We are reliant on volunteers from our membership who currently use their own gardening equipment from home for site maintenance. The equipment is simply not designed for the rigours of a large allotment site such as ours. We have extensive public areas which are surrounded by bramble bushes. The Sthil brush cutter will enable us to maintain the perimeter and control invasive brambles. The rotivator will mean that we will be able to turn over plots that become vacant and before they become overgrown and weed infested.
Enhancing learning through topic-based books 24 May 2018
Topic-related workshop for the children. This would be accessible to all children, regardless of their reading abilities.
Incredible Edible Hooky 16 Nov 2018
We are a group of volunteers who live in and around Hook Norton. Our primary aim is to reduce the carbon footprint of the village by encouraging people to grow and buy locally sourced produce. We transform unused/unloved areas in the village into areas where produce is cultivated by volunteers and made available for everyone to harvest. We provide opportunities for residents to grow, cook and share locally produced produce, thereby building a more sustainable future. We also provide training opportunities and skill share workshops for our volunteers and local residents. Since 2015, we have established 7 raised beds with fruits and vegetables, as well as a herbal apothecary garden. Our dedicated group of volunteers won the ‘Best New Group’ award from the Oxfordshire Voluntary & Community Awards in 2017 With a grant we want to extend one of the growing beds which has proved very popular with residents, being well looked after and building a sense of community and neighbourliness. We also want to build a new bed in a different part of the village on an unused piece of ground. We already have funding of £200 towards this project, so are reassured the site will be well looked after by residents as well as increasing the popularity of the growing beds.
Grant to MacMillan Cancer Support 11 Dec 2018
Support for MacMillan Cancer support. A number of staff and colleagues have been affected by cancer and subsequently helped by MacMillan.
Grant to OASIS 14 Dec 2018
Funding would be used to create a new minibus depot in the Cowley area which will provide minibus transport to other parts of Cowley and neighbouring Blackbird leys
Engage more speakers.Transport costs for people who perhaps cannot leave their homes without great difficulty enabling them to come to the club.
Christmas Cheer 08 Jun 2016
It will finance the costs of the party for elderly Day Centre users and their carers as well as a modest Christmas present for the users. We will fund raise for the remainder of the costs .