A huge part of establishing ourselves as a fledgling NGO, and being able to do the work we do, is to reel off funding applications.
And there are some really exciting ones we’ve just signed, sealed and delivered (read: applied for!)
The first is the Woodland Trust’s free trees for schools and communities. We’ve applied for a large wild harvest of 420 saplings, which - if successful - will be delivered by 2019 and be used to start the Shepton Mallet community food forest.
We’re also looking into applying for Tesco Bags of Help – the community grant scheme funded by the 5p bag levy. If selected to come into store for customers to vote, we would receive at least £1,000. The second project would receive upto £2,000 and the first project gets up to £4,000!
There’s also the possibility of us coming into store and raising awareness of our project – so do watch out for us in Shepton Mallet Tesco, and come say hello. :-)
In the immediate term, we’re in the middle of funding timber post, rail and wire fencing for the plot - if you are interested in supporting this project, please follow our Go Fund Me page link. We’re already overwhelmed by the generosity received and would like to thank those who have donated.
Please stay tuned to follow the progress of the project on the blog and on our projects page.