Our community Hub and some high-street planters, and plants and trees along the high street have been entirely funded by Tesco Bags of Help, a local community grant scheme using the 5p bag charge to fund community projects. The scheme is administered by Groundwork who is working with Greenspace Scotland to support successful projects in Scotland. For more info on how you can benefit from Tesco Bags of Help go to www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme
Our Community Hub is a welcome addition to The Parade and will be used as a base for our Adopt-a-Plot scheme, it houses our community Tool share project, and it is available for local non-profit groups for fund raising or promotional activities.
Adopt-a-Plot – Many of the small areas of ground, planters and barrels on and around the High Street have been adopted by local people, groups and businesses. The adopters plant and maintain their plots throughout the year. Plants and compost are provided by the Fort William Town Team using monies raised from fund raising and donations.
Tool Share Project – We purchased a selection of tools with funds donated to us by the Zero Waste Project, a project run by Lochaber Environmental Group funded by Zero Waste Scotland. The tools are available for any local community group to borrow for their own gardening projects as well as for Town Team use.
Community Fund Raising – The Hub is available for local not-for profit groups to use for fund-raising events. If you would like to find out more please contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our notice board is also available to promote community events please e-mail your notices to email@example.com
If you would like to volunteer with the Town Team, get involved in the Adopt-A-Plot scheme or borrow something from our Tool Share Project please contact firstname.lastname@example.org