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Growing in the City

Project start date: 4 January 2017Growing in the city
Project end date: 3 February 2018

CCG area(s) where this project operates: North, Central, South

Neighbourhood(s) in which this project operates: Cheetham, Crumpsall, Higher Blackley, Harpurhey, Charlestown, Miles Platting and Newton Heath, Moston, City Centre, Ancoats and Clayton, Bradford, Ardwick, Longsight, Chorlton, Whalley Range, Fallowfield, Gorton North, Gorton South, Levenshulme, Old Moat, Withington

Programme objective(s) supported by this project:
1. to increase the social inclusion within their neighbourhoods of people with serious and enduring mental health problems
3. to increase the level of support offered to people with mental health problems who find it difficult to access existing services in their neighbourhoods

Project summary: 2 days of regular activities run over a 12 month period for up to 15 people. Activities focussed on: grow (gardening and food growing in a communal setting), eat (use of produce grown), build (reclaimed wood craft), environment (creation and formation of a community green space)

Organisation name: Growing in the City (Men's Shed Manchester)

Organisation summary: GITC is a community food, environment and educational charity based in East Manchester applying an Asset Based approach. Operating from former derelict land owned by Resurrection and St. Barnabas church, the community have created a vibrant welcoming safe community space. Today, ‘It’s a garden but much more’, working with a range of participants to deliver activities via Growing projects, Men’s Shed, Barnabas Bees and other green initiatives.

Contact name: Clive Hamilton / Rev Andrea Jones
Contact number: 0741 454 5980 / 0161 223 9182
Contact email: growinginthecity@outlook.com / andysjones@hotmail.co.uk

Postal address: St Barnabas Rectory, South St, Lower Openshaw, Manchester M11 2EY