Sunderland Homegrown

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A community nursery and garden centre training vulnerable young people

Sector/Type

Environmental

Location

Sunderland, North East

Grant awarded

£133,200

Key objectives & Outcomes

Grant purpose

To create a trading garden centre to increase therapeutic horticultural activity for people with learning and physical difficulties or disabilities

Increasing social cohesion

The garden centre is an opportunity for local people to meet interns with disabilities, helping breakdown stigma and increase local cohesion

Trading for local good

Revenue from plant sales through the garden centre and commercial contracts is reinvested into the site to create more training opportunities for local people