ProjectMake, Do and Grow
PartnersNHS Partnership Mental Health Promotion Fund – Wave 10
What we didThe healthy monthly treat you can eat initiative saw us make 12 deliveries (craft kit, growing kit and healthy and healthy diet menus)  to people isolated within their homes during COVID-19. The lockdowns meant many more people suffered depression and mental health problems due to isolation, our kits and phone calls kept vulnerable people in  touch.
LegacyWe are still in touch  with  90% of the participants (aged from 16-80) who act as growers. Some began growing seeds in propagators at home before joining our community based allotment activities. All form part of our circular economy re-use and recycling ethos.
ProjectMove and Grow
PartnersLincolnshire County Council, Active Lincs, Ancaster Day Centre, Chappell Centre (Spalding)  Toynton (Linkage ) Horncastle Day Centre Skegness Day Centre
What we did
To take nature’s big six to five Lincolnshire locations to facilitate ongoing activities and community engagement. 
Ancaster Day Centre has a mini orchard and a large raised bed. Chappell centre has a raised bed , with a bespoke raised section suitable for wheelchair access. Toynton (Linkage ) has a sensory Garden area. Horncastle Day Centre and Skegness Day Centre both have unique elevated raised bed. similar to a table top where people in wheelchairs can get close to the plants. The communities helped build these facilities which  means they  will continue to  use them.
ProjectVenture Outdoors
PartnersLEP Lincolnshire ESF Skills program
What we didNo one is left behind as project ‘Venture Outdoors,’ brought together adult able bodied people and disabled people into a project designed to bring people together to work on outdoor projects, using hand tools, to create growing areas for producing food and wildlife habitat management on the Kenwick Park site and local Louth Allotment.
LegacyWe will use the funding to set up Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning as an accredited learning provider for Horticulture basic skills certification.
ProjectDon’t waste it Compost it
PartnersEcoLearn CIC, Lottery Community fund, Cop26
What we didA circular economy COP26 pilot courtesy of the National LotteryA community based growing initiative that  will  see super composters placed at 5 locations to  negate the linear economy’s senseless, take, make, break and waste.
LegacyProduces 100% organic compost and ‘super grow liquid’  for our growing area every 12 weeks
ProjectGrowing Skills in Our Safe Space
PartnersAutism Support network Wave 1 Part of the Managed Care Network 
What we didFocuses on creating a safe space locally to develop new Skills, Experiences Relationships and Routines. Together we learn to use tools and equipment to grow plants on an allotment with a polytunnel and potting shed. 
LegacyTogether we continue to create supporting relationships in our Community, growing our resources for Self Help, Support and Life.
ProjectGrowth For Health 
PartnersCommunity Asset Development (CAD) Funding 2021/22 Wave 2 with Shine and NHS Lincs plus Lincolnshire based Social Prescribers 
What we didSupporting Primary Care Network  areas- in delivering a consistent approach to developing Community Assets for Social Prescribers to “Tap in to”. As part of the wider Mental Health Transformation we start people off growing from home,  then offer telephone or penpal (email or letter) support before building the confidence to  help at our growing centres
LegacyOur project will give a range of options for people to develop at their own pace. It is already giving beneficiaries the confidence to come to our community growing centres.
ProjectCircular Economy Growing support
PartnersNHS Partnership Mental Health Promotion Fund – Wave 11
What we didDeveloping circular economy based produce at Kenwick Park using poly and netted tunnels, super composting and other systems (including bottling/canning) with the help of a mixed ability group 
LegacyNow in its second year this enabling healthy eating zero waste seed to fork (even canning) initiative is a truely inspiring physical and mental  health intervention.