On our sites we have a variety of community groups and charities with allotments, bringing the love of gardening to a wider variety of people who for one reason or another don't have their own allotment.
If you have a group allotment that you would like to be included here, please contact the office and we can add you
A Band of Brothers
ABOB work with young men involved in the criminal justice system, providing them with the support they need to make the transition to an adulthood free of crime, and full of connection, purpose and meaning. We do this through our Quest Programme which brings young men and adult role models together in an intensive contemporary rites-of-passage experience and an accredited mentoring programme.
The young men we meet have often experienced or witnessed domestic violence. They may have been abused or else kept someone else’s abuse a secret. They may have experienced neglect. They may have grown up where drug and alcohol abuse is commonplace and where positive adult role models are in short supply.
Our focus is to link adult male role models to these young men, giving them experiences that challenge them and support their growth, and providing them with a lasting community that supports them.
Age Concern Eastbourne
Age Concern Eastbourne took on its first plot down at the Gorringe Road Allotments in May 2015 to add to the range of activities and services that are on offer to the over 50’s in Eastbourne. We have a growing band of allotment members who, having completely transformed the first plot from an overgrown tangle of weeds to being really productive, are now working their magic on two more neglected plots.
Working outside, sharing knowledge, learning new skills, making friends – down at the allotment we have a wonderful community of members who really enjoy coming together to garden. The allotments have really demonstrated how services like this can dramatically improve well-being and health; many of our members have told us that being able to come along and share this activity has changed their lives!
The British Lung Foundation support group for anyone living with any kind of lung condition in and around Eastbourne.
We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2pm for a guest speaker and plenty of time to socialise over a cuppa. We have a Singing Club, Allotment Group, and Walking Group and can offer access to post rehabilitation follow up physiotherapy classes.
The Incredible Community Allotment is our new project to establish a base in the community.
From this base we aim to provide a community space where we can offer projects, workshops and regular volunteering opportunities to residents, schools and all members of the community.