Hailsham Trust grant will grow urban garden

The Hailsham Trust has been awarded £1,996 by the Southern Water Fund at Sussex Community Foundation in its latest round of grant-giving.

The grant from the charity will pay for a demonstration ‘urban garden’ to promote wildlife, healthy lifestyles and sustainable use of water.

The urban garden will create a resource for community gardening and give residents ideas for gardening in small spaces with little or no garden.

The urban garden will include edible window boxes and hanging baskets, space saver water butts and other water saving devices and homes for wildlife such as bird and bat boxes, bug houses and bird feeders.

John Cornish, chair of Hailsham Trust, said: “We are delighted to have received this Southern Water grant. It means we can create a resource for future community gardening and healthy eating projects and inspire the local community with simple, affordable ideas for gardening in small spaces with little or no actual garden.

“We’re really grateful for the support of Sussex Community Foundation and its donors.”

The Trust aims to provide services to support people in seven core areas. This includes Children and Families, Young People, Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities, Employability and Training, Healthy Lifestyles, Wellbeing, and Community Activities.

For more information about the trust, and how it helps the community in Hailsham, visit www.hailshamtrust.org.uk or www.sussexgiving.org.uk. Alternatively, you can call 01273 519106 or email info@hailshamtrust.org.uk