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Veg on the Edge secure funding to continue growing activities

We are delighted to share the news that we have been successful in our application to Bradford Council’s Cleaner Streets Fund.

We have been awarded a grant of £1,688 to sustain our ongoing activities and make much needed investments in the infrastructure required to maintain our five public growing sites. 

Prior to Covid-19, we ran stalls up to 6 times a year (coinciding with local events and festivals) offering homemade produce and merchandise to attract donations. This funding supported the day-to-day maintenance of our sites and general group running costs (e.g. tools, plants, compost, insurance, website hosting).

As we are not able to raise funds in this way for the time being, the Cleaner Streets grant will ensure we are able to continue our growing activities in the coming year and maintain these valued and attractive public spaces.  

The Cleaner Streets Fund aims to support neighbours to get together and put forward community-led ideas and projects that will help make our streets and areas cleaner. It provides an opportunity to get even more people engaged with helping to make a positive difference to their surroundings. You can find out more about the Cleaner Streets Fund here.

Image: Baker Beds © Jenny Freckles