Our Funding

Pennies Day Nurseries have been long-term supporters of the orchard, funding plants and bee hotels for the Biodiversity Garden, sponsoring prizes and producing an information leaflet. The company has a strong environmental ethos and holds Eco-Schools accreditation for all their sites.

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Transition Network Transition is a movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world. We received £270 in 2024 for a 1,000 litre IBC container and guttering to collect water from our shed roof.

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Sussex Lund High Weald National Landscape. Sussex Lund is a grant programme supported by Lund Trust and administered by the High Weald AONB team. We received £2,500 in 2024 towards plants and seating for the Biodiversity Garden.

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Gatwick Airport Community Trust The Trust is an independent charity run by a board of nine volunteer trustees. It awards grants annually to local community schemes which benefit parts of East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. We received £2,300 in 2023 towards creating the Biodiversity Garden.

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Postcode Society Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. We received £2,345 from the Trust in 2023 to help create our Biodiversity Garden. Find out more about the People Postcode Lottery here: Win with People’s Postcode Lottery | Home.

Crowborough Town Council

We are very grateful to CTC for two grants to date. £1,000 was awarded in May 2022 which was critical in allowing us to buy tools, equipment and fruit trees to get the orchard project underway. We received a second grant of £300 in March 2024 for a 1000 litre IBC container to collect water from our shed roof.

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Wealden District Council

We were successful in securing £500 from WDC in March 2022 which was vital in allowing us to buy equipment and trees to get the project off the ground.

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Making It Happen

We have been very luck to receive two grants from Making it Happen, worth £3,500. These have funded our wonderful tool shed, as well as a wide range of project elements including fruit trees, training, tools, equipment, tree labels and mulch.

Project Supporters

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Action in Rural Sussex

A huge thank you to the AiRS team for all their support and assistance with applying for the Making it Happen grants.