Project information

Keeping Seeds of Change Safe

Following a spate of vandalism in our community gardens we urgently need to upgrade the security on the site and make good the damage which has been done.

Unfortunately we can't make good the mental suffering it has caused our clients but we can make them feel safe and secure in the future.

June 2016 - August 2016

Charity information: Meadow Well Connected

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  • Need


    We provide opportunities for adults with learning differences to gain skills, confidence and practical work experience through our community gardens.

    We have suffered damage from vandalism which creates anxiety and upset for our clients and we want to take effective action to enable them to feel safe and secure when they are with us. We also want to stop the damage from happening again.


    By improving security on the site we will show our clients that we are taking positive steps to make them feel safe.

    Improved security will be a deterrent to vandals and provide vital evidence to the police should damage occur again in the future.

    Having improved security will enable us to more effectively manage the gardens to be able to grow produce which we can sell which in turn will support our other charitable aims.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To create a safe and secure place for our clients to come and work and learn.


    » Install improved security measures on site

    We will measure the levels of confidence of our clients before and after the installation of the security systems using the Warwick and Edinburgh scales

    Aim 2

    To make good the damage which has been done to the poly tunnels and other equipment.


    » Purchase items to replace the tunnels etc and involve our clients in the decision making and installation to build their confidence

    When all the poly tunnels and other equipment have been successfully repaired

  • Impact


    The long term benefits will be the increased feelings of confidence of the clients we support with our Seeds of Change programme.

    It will enable us to more confidently develop commercial crops.

    We will demonstrate this by speaking to our clients and reporting their confidence levels and we will track the value of product sales.


    Risks are that we don't raise sufficient funds and are unable to fulfil our promise to our clients.

    We have explained to clients that we may have to install a reduced level of security depending on the amount of money raised. We will endeavour to engage local businesses to get involved to provide some equipment free of charge.


    We will complete regular updates on our social media sites and will issue newsletter to those who provide email addresses

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Security Installation of CCTV camera system
      £2,500 Polytunnel repairs Reskin the main large polytunnel
      £500 Various repairs Wood and other materials to repair benches and doorways and to make more secure
      £500 Plants Replacement plants for those which were damaged

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Donations £200 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Riverside and Chirton wards of North Tyneside where 67% of residents are in 5 or more catergories of deprivation and 37% of children live in low income families


    Seeds of Change clients - adults with additional needs
    Students accessing alternative education provision who also have additional needs
    Local residents from NE29 area

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Meadow Well Connected has a 5 acre community garden and this is what we are looking to secure

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Becca Howe - Staff

    Leading the fundraising and promoting via social media


Will buy new tomato plants