Stepney City Farm

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Neglected bombsite becomes inclusive community farm

Sector/type

Community food and farming

Location

Tower Hamlets, London

Grant awarded

£66,065

Key objectives & Outcomes

Grant purpose

To fund a full-time Grower/Trainer to establish a volunteer-run plant and produce shop at the farm that will improve the wellbeing and employability of local people.

Award winning volunteering

The farm holds the quality mark for volunteering sessions with people with learning difficulties and works with local mental health and drug rehabilitation groups.

Improved social inclusion through employment

50% of the farm’s volunteers are unemployed. The farm provides the training, work experience and paid opportunities local people need to secure future employment.