Donate or become a Member!
We Want You!
How you can help us
Support the Garden with your membership, join in with groups, activities, events, and have your say in the future of the garden at Members’ meetings and the AGM.
Choose a donation level to suit you.
Click the button above to donate via Beacon.
Click the button above to join the garden via our website
Do you want to keep up to date with our activities but don’t want to be a member? Sign up to our mailing list here:
Don’t forget, if you are a UK tax payer, we can claim an extra amount based on your donation (it doesn’t cost you more) – Just fill in the Gift Aid form wherever you are offered them, also available by downloading here (see page 2 of the download):
Sponsoring means you choose where your donation goes – a new garden bench, supporting one of our members to gain qualifications, add your name to one of our flower beds – the choice is yours. When you make a Donation via the big button above, you should be offered the chance when paying to add a message to indicate any preferences or choices you have for how your donation should be used.
Alternatively, you can always get in touch with us by phone, email or in person to let us know how you’d like to offer your sponsor support.
Perhaps you would like to jump out of a plane, shave your hair off, or run a marathon to raise funds for us?
If so, you can create a page through Just Giving, Wonderful.org or similar services and if you get in touch with us we can help you with publicity material etc.
Leave a Lasting Legacy
Leaving a gift in your Will, whether a fixed amount or a percentage of your estate, is a generous and enduring way to help us continue to provide support for vulnerable people – it will cost you nothing during your lifetime. A solicitor can help you to make or update your will.
What Your Donations Can Do
Help buy things like lunch for 4 members, 2 pairs of protective gloves, a watering can, protective clothing, secateurs, gardening hand tools, packets of seed.
Helps us with things: Wellies, a week’s supported work experience for a vulnerable adult, steel-cap boots, willow basketry, wood turning or healthy-eating sessions.
This type of amount helps cover the costs of transferable skills training for 1 person that can include First Aid, H&S, Risk Assessment and Team Building.
Pays for 5-week sessions on healthy eating, budgeting & food hygiene, materials to run inter-related craft activities such as willow basketry, wood turning & pottery.
Covers costs for compost, transplanting and propagation, repairing & replacing the many tools we use every day, or pay for our garden promotional leaflets for a year.
Amongst other important costs and expenses, an amount like this covers costs for 1 person to gain an accredited qualification in practical horticulture Level 1.
As an example, we spend roughly this amount on our fuel and power requirements for one whole year. Knowing this is covered helps secure our continued running.
With every organisation there are many expenses that need to be covered, things like Public Liability Insurance for a year, accounts & auditing – these costs add up.
This helps buy things like much needed garden furniture allowing for places for members & visitors to sit to take a break, sheds, storage or other large purchases.
Enable us to supply a much needed van to transport our people and tools to community gardening projects, This covers running costs and would boost the scope of service.
An amount such as this would be game changing. Our annual running budget adds up to nearly four or five times this, but with your help we could do more, a lot lot more.
Abbey Physic Community Garden is funded entirely by grants, donations and legacies.
In 2016 we received a generous grant from The National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund which enabled us to set up our community kitchen, horticulture training and outreach work.
To cover the costs of running the garden and to enable these valuable programmes to continue and to evolve, reaching even more people in the community we need to secure new sources of income.
Our official/legal details:
Abbey Physic Community Garden
Registered Office: Abbey Place, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7BG
telephone: 01795 539915
Registered Charity No: 1119456
Registered Company No: 06015188