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The creation of a sustainable community orchard within the 19th century artillery fort

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Location
Medway
KCF has been supporting The Limes Community Garden
Since 2018
Total Amount Awarded by KCF
£15,000
Slough Fort Preservation Trust
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Rochester based Slough Fort Preservation Trust received a £2,289 grant to plant a sustainable community orchard within the 19th century artillery fort.

The Slough Fort Preservation Trust applied to Kent Community Foundation for financial support for a project to create a community orchard in an unused corner of Slough Fort. The new orchard will provide a sustainable supply of hard fruit for local schools, care homes and local people, while bringing new volunteering opportunities and creating habitats for bees and other pollinating insects as well as new hedgerows to support wildlife.

“This is an exciting project which will provide fresh fruit for the local community, and we are very grateful for the support from Kent Community Foundation to help us make this happen.” Keith Gulvin, Slough Fort Preservation Trust.

MASSIVE 'thank you ' to everyone at Kent Community Foundation. Your funding support is HUGELY appreciated and has enabled us to get into the heart of local communities with REAL, affordable, healthy and tasty food that does so much more than feed people.

Community chef Mike Spackman, Sheppey Matters

KCF's enthusiasm for what we are doing and hoping to do, coupled with helpful advice, gave us the confidence to take this daunting step which has paid off.

Liz Turner, Octopus Foundation

It's great having a foundation that empowers organisations and charities in our community to make real positive differences and changes!

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