Funding success for MSC allotment partners

Updated: Nov 20, 2018

The local charity REAP (Rural Environmental Action Project) are celebrating success in gaining funding from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund for their community growing project ‘Grow Elgin III’. The project, funded for 2 years until March 2020, will be working with the MSC from Spring 2019 to help develop community allotments in the MSC grounds for local residents to grow more local fruit and vegetables.

Members of the Elgin community enjoying growing their own at the bi-monthly sessions at Cooper Park community garden

“We’re delighted to have been successful in our funding bid”, said Ann Davidson, REAP Manager.

“We worked hard to develop a project working with a variety of partners including the MSC to get everyone growing more local food to replace supermarket produce, compost more to reduce food waste and clean up our green bins and cook and eat more fruit and vegetables. REAP have already developed some innovative growing spaces like the parklets and tubs in Elgin High Street, the therapeutic Garden at Maryhill at Elgin GP Practice and community areas in Cooper Park.

“We were really pleased that MSC had the vision to include community allotments in their plans as a great way of helping people get more active, and look forward to getting spades into the ground next year in partnership with them. We’d also like to thank MSC and all our partners for the letters of support that helped us win this bid”.

More information about the Grow Elgin III project can be found on the REAP website – let us know if you’d like to get involved, or may be interested in an allotment at MSC.

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Scottish Charitable Incorporated

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