Arran Community Land Initiative is based on the Isle of Arran and were awarded £181,500 from the Scottish Land Fund. The community has managed to acquire 80 acres of disused farmland in Whiting Bay, the purchase going through on the 18th December 2014. And now, with your help, want to transform the land into a healthy, active space. Plans for this space include growing local fresh food using wildlife-friendly farming methods and creating a wide range of recreational and educational resources and opportunities for the community and visitors.
Arran Community Land Initiative need to raise £6000 to start using the land as a community space. These costs covering the following:
£2,000 to create a community garden – buying timber for building raised beds, buying in weed suppressant, sheeting and tools.
£2,000 to improving access points for all – getting hard-core delivered to 4 key entry points to prevent erosion of the land allow people to get onto it!
£2,000 for basic visitor facilities – putting two compost toilets in place and a shed which includes hand-washing facility using harvested rainwater for gardening volunteers and the first intake of horticultural students
In return for your donation you can choose from some amazing perks!