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Earth in Common

Spring for the Croft!

Our community campaign is your chance to celebrate spring, get your body moving and to find connection with the power of nature in urban spaces. Help our organisation survive and thrive in really challenging times.
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Closed on 08/05/2022
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What is Spring For The Croft?

Our 'SPRING FOR THE CROFT' campaign was set up by Earth in Common, to help people reconnect with nature, bring people together either in person or virtually and move their bodies to give a boost of spring vitality and celebrate, as well as raise funds for our charity experiencing difficult monetary times.

We encourage people to fundraise for us during the weeks between the Celtic festival of Ostara and Beltane, from our launch on March 19th - April 29th by taking on a new challenge!

Why Do We Need Your Help Now?

Due to the nature of short term funding and gaps between funding applications combined with wider socio-economic & political circumstances (COVID-19, Brexit, etc!!) we are rapidly facing depleting funds. You might look at our charity and think that we are surviving well due to our pavilion renovation building, however, discreet funding pots awarded such as this are only one part of the jigsaw. The money that we receive from funding bodies such as these is very different from the money we need to keep the charity running and to hold our fantastic and knowledgeable team together. We would be extremely grateful if you could help us with our core costs to enable us to keep the mission of Earth in Common going!

What Can I Do?

We've listed some examples of what you could do to fundraise for us (though the world is your oyster...):

Could you...Walk/Skip/Hulahoop/Prance/Swim/Cycle/Hopscotch for a good length of time everyday (perhaps, 30 minutes?), or ask people to sponsor you for every minute you do of your activity accumulatively?

Could you get your pals or community group together and arrange a fancy dress parade where you spend the day all dressed up as flowers/vegetables/bees etc

By taking part in this fundraiser you can help make a real difference to the work of the organisation, seeking to build a stronger food system in Scotland through the development of its Urban Croft Model.The Urban crofts model looks to create ways of connecting to the wider environmental concerns that we face by creating a fairer, more resilient and local community focused way of accessing land and food grown there.

OUR ASK FOR THE PLANET: We'd love it if your fundraising idea got you outside, connected you to nature somehow, was active, and had as little waste as possible.

Where Does My Fundraising Money Go?

We have listed some examples below of how much your fundraising efforts would benefit our community with different levels of resource/infrastructure that we desperately need. Every single pound helps us keep our dreams alive and thriving, moving day by day closer to a more resilient future:

MineCroft sessions - £15 per child per session

Market Garden seed buying - £300 per season

Compost - £60 supplies the Market Garden with compost for a month

Tools & Tool Maintenance - £525 per season

Building two large timber raised beds that will last 15+ years - £900

Resources for running a years programme of environmental community education sessions - £3000

One member of Croft Food Hub staff manning our Hingabootery Community Café for a day - £100

About the charity

Earth in Common

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We work to tackle the broken food system and climate change, promote the urban croft model and improve community wellbeing through food growing, outdoor activities, events, workshops and education.

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