Community support

Funding level: Up to £1,000


VOTE FOR OUR PROJECT to raise funds for volunteers to create a community garden for the newly opened Canalside Heritage Centre (CHC).

CHC is set in a restored row of canal workers cottages (1796) overlooking the beautiful open green valley of the river Trent, at its junction with the Beeston Cut canal. We are on course to welcome 12,000 annual visitors plus groups of school children to our café and community hub for education and the arts, all based around a museum cottage and interpretation displays telling the social history of the Beeston Rylands canalside community.

We aim to educate all ages to the pleasure of growing fresh fruit & veg and showcase great tasting healthy food that travels a few yards from spade to fork.

Our aims are:

Increased physical activity and improved health
      Improved impact on the environment
         Increased community cohesion
            Better access for hard to reach groups
               Improved skills in the local community
                  Making a more sustainable community

What we don't have is the money for the hard landscaping materials and seeds/trees/bushes to equip our public access garden with fruit & vegetable plots, an eco-greenhouse and exemplar composting.


Canalside Heritage Centre Trust

Moment of Pride

Our chair, Stewart Craven, spent years in planning & fund-raising and galvanised a community to complete an 18 month build that turned a derelict eyesore into a source of civic pride.
Our charity is run by local volunteers for the benefit of everyone in the community.

Location: Nottingham NG9 1LZ, United Kingdom