The ‘Bee Kind’ community garden opens in Battersea
Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe attended the opening of the ‘Bee Kind Garden’ project in Battersea.
The ‘Bee Kind Garden’ was awarded £30,000 funding through the Mayor's Crowdfund London programme. It's delivered by Christ Church CE Primary Battersea with volunteer support from Cleve West, an award-winning garden designer.
The ‘Bee Kind Garden’ is a new community space that creates opportunities for the local community to get involved in a range of outdoor activities such as planting, growing, cooking and learning. Through transforming a disused piece of land into a community garden for the local area, the project tackles a broad range of topics, such as social isolation, mental health issues and access to local sustainable fruit and vegetables.
About Crowdfund London
Crowdfund London helps communities to come together to propose, fund and deliver new ideas to improve our city. It's people-powered regeneration in action and it’s supported by London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP).
To date, we’ve pledged over £2m to 100+ successful crowdfunding campaigns across the city and nearly 17,000 backers came together to raise an extra £2.7m in pledges towards these projects. We’ve seen an incredible social impact from many small projects delivered by local people across London.
The new round of Crowdfund London launched in September 2019 and the best community-led projects could get a pledge of up to £50,000 from the Mayor.