Secure Barne Barton Forest school & Allotments

by Lisa Dawson in Plymouth, United Kingdom

Total raised £2,836

£20,000 target 38 days left
14% 14 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £20,000 is pledged by 21st August 2024 at 9:12am

Purchase Barne Barton Community allotments. Securing green space for community use. Provide nature experiences for 100 children/22 families.

by Lisa Dawson in Plymouth, United Kingdom

Cost of Living Resilience Fund donated match funding
Aviva Community Fund donated match funding
Cost of Living Resilience Fund, Aviva Community Fund are providing live match funding

Cost of Living Resilience Fund donated to this cause

Supporting social sector organisations to support communities struggling with the rising cost of living.

Aviva Community Fund donated to this cause

The Aviva Community Fund is backing the clever ideas that move communities forward.


Join Us in Securing a Brighter Future for Barne Barton's Sanctuary

Six years ago, a neglected green space in Barne Barton captured our hearts. With the tireless dedication of our local community, we breathed life into this forgotten corner, transforming it into a thriving sanctuary of growth, hope, and healing.

This is a 1:4 match funding opportunity

We're being match funded by Aviva and Access - The Foundation for Social Investment. So everything donated up to £150 is going to be quadrupled...WOW

This means that if someone donates £10 we'll receive £50 and if they donate £150 we'll receive a total of £750!

(This means that if we receive x26 donations of £150 we'll hit our target!)


The Pioneers Project CIC was born in communities in Plymouth where people face disadvantage, and it has grown to serve children, young people and families who need support across Plymouth and into South East Cornwall and the South Hams in the UK. We value people and their individuality but recognise that connection is so important for our mental health and sense of worth.


Our Achievements

Attainable Growing Spaces: 22 families can have their own plots, cultivating not just food, but community bonds and a deeper connection to the earth and each other.

Outdoor learning: Our weekly forest school provides 90 local children with a nurturing environment to learn and grow, fostering resilience and curiosity. Learning and trying real food and how it can nourish and heal, learning where it comes from, giving access to green space often not available.

Trauma informed support: weekly sessions for children facing challenges in mainstream education, our nature-based sessions offer invaluable experiences, teaching them about themselves.


The Opportunities Ahead

The landowner has given us the opportunity to purchase the land to secure the site for future use for the community, we need to secure this fund to purchase the land to continue to support the people of Barne Barton and the children of Riverside Primary School. 


How You Can Help

We're launching a crowdfunding campaign to purchase the land and secure a future for our project. Your support will ensure that our sanctuary continues to thrive, providing invaluable opportunities for growth, learning, and healing for generations to come.

Join our mission and be a part of something truly special. Together, we can ensure that our sanctuary remains a beacon of hope and transformation for our community.

Thank you to Aviva and Access the Foundation for Social Investment who are supporting by match funding what you give so your money goes further. 

Thank you to Crowdfunder for kicking us off with their support, please donate what ever you can!



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

2 of 100 claimed

Pay it forward meal at Cafe Connect

Thank you for supporting us! If you support us here on this campaign we'll reward you with a lovely meal and drink at Cafe Connect. We're at The Barn on Kithill Crescent (PL5 1EJ). We're open every Wednesday 10am - 2pm. Just let us know your name when you come in and we'll cross you off the list!

£15 or more

0 of 100 claimed

Come to the BBQ at the allotment!

Come along and bring a friend to join us for a bbq at the Barne Barton Community Allotments. This will be at the end of August / beginning of September (we'll be in touch)

£20 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Book a allotment bed (2.4 x 2.4m)

We've got 5 allotment beds available (2.4 x 2.4m). If you support us here you'll get a year's contract which can be renewed after the year's up.

£30 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Book an allotment bed (3 x 3m)

We've got 3 allotment beds available (3 x 3m). If you support us here you'll get a year's contract which can be renewed after the year's up.

£40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Book an allotment bed (5x2.4m)

We've got 1 allotment beds available (5 x 2.4m). If you support us here you'll get a year's contract which can be renewed after the year's up.

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Become a member

Come and enjoy the tranquility of the space. It is a safe haven, a green, peaceful and lovely area to spend a quiet moment or two. (Mon-Thursday, Saturday and Sundays).

£250 or more

Sponsor local children

By supporting us we'll be able to invite children from the local area to come and join us outside in the allotments, to learn about nature, their community and each other!

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