Has your community orchard got an idea for an event in 2017?
Does your community orchard need a small amount of money to maintain it?
Helping Britain Blossom are running a simple and fun way for you to get the funds you need to help you to celebrate Apple Day in your community and to keep your orchard looking beautiful. We a growing Leeds to be city of orchard
All you need to do is answer a few simple questions to be in the running to receive funding which will be decided through a public vote. At least one person in your community must be available to attend the Leeds Orchards Live event on Sat 14 January
to pitch your proposal to people from other Leeds community orchards.Checklist
[_] I’m part of a community group in Leeds or an LS postcode with 5 or more fruit or nut trees in a location that generally has open public access.
[_] someone from your group can attend the Leeds Orchards Live
event on Saturday 14 January at Woodhouse Community Centre
[_] Our group wants to run an orchard event in 2017.
OR [_] Our group needs a small amount of money to maintain our existing community orchard.
If so then you can apply for up to
£400 from Leeds Orchard Live using this simple form here. Preview the 8 questions
before diving in.Timeline
24 December: Deadline
Sat 14 January: Leeds Orchards Live event with 5 minute pitches from each group. Orchard carers from across the city vote on which proposals get funded. Lunch provided. There will also be a programme of useful workshops about how to make the most of your orchard.
January - December: Successful projects use the funds to run and event or improve their orchard.Tips and hints
Remember it is other orchard carers that are going to vote on which proposals to fund. Your proposal is more likely to score well if you can show:
To start the application click on the big green NEXT button at the bottom of this page.
- it's good value for money and reasonably costed. Maybe not going for the full £400.
- your putting in some of your own time or even funds.