Donation supports community group to branch out with new allotment
01 November 2022
A community group is pushing forward with plans for a new allotment – following a donation from West Scotland.
The Garthamlock and Craigend Allotments Association was established in August 2022 with the purpose of providing an urban space designated for people living in the surrounding area to grow flowers, fruits, and vegetables.
The proposed allotment site will sit alongside the current Community Garden, using additional land which is currently unused. The site will also serve as an educational resource for local community groups, schools and nurseries to visit and learn about where our food comes from and how it can be grown sustainably.
The funding is being delivered through our Community Champions programme, which sees up to £64,000 donated to good causes across the UK every month. It will be used for resources, including fencing, soil, seeds, and plants.
Jillian Reilly, Garthamlock and Craigend Allotments Association Chairperson, said:
“We are thankful to Persimmon West Scotland for providing Garthamlock and Craigend Allotments Association with much needed funding and for supporting our vision.
“This generous donation will help create a much-desired outdoor space within the local area to encourage the pursuit of gardening as a healthy recreation, support sustainability and improve the health and wellbeing of many.”
Chris Logan, West Scotland Managing Director, said:
“Persimmon West Scotland is based in Garthamlock and in the last few years we’ve built over 900 homes here. We’re committed to continuing to support a thriving and successful community.
“The Allotments Association is doing a fantastic job in creating green spaces that local residents can benefit from so I’m delighted we’re able to back their new project and look forward to seeing it up and running soon.”