Decision details

Community Growing Small Grant

Decision Maker: Communities Manager

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The purpose of this decision is to fund Hope Against Poverty CIC a total of £500 through the Community Growing Small Grant to start a Community Growing Project in Girton. The funding will be spent on railway sleepers to make raised beds, seeds and plants, and compost and topsoil. The project will take place at Histon and Girton Farm in Girton, and they plan to grow brussels sprouts, cabbages, courgettes, outdoor cucumbers, tomatoes, and various salad crops. The project will be looked after by Hope Against Poverty CIC staff and volunteers, and local residents of Girton will be able to support the Community Growing Project and help out once the site is ready for visitors. All of the produce from this project will be shared with those in need through the Mobile Food Hub run by Hope Against Poverty CIC.


Application Ref. ZMFSPLJV

Grant award £500


To award £500 to Hope Against Poverty CIC to start a Community Growing Project in Girton.

Reasons for the decision:

This award meets the criteria for the Community Growing Small Grant.

Alternative options considered:

To reject the application, giving reasons.

To defer the application, pending further information.


Publication date: 04/06/2024

Date of decision: 03/06/2024

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