Inspiring, therapeutic environments in city farms and community gardens.

Registered Charity 1153883 / Company Number 8399741

Growing the community, together

Our Tower Power project is run thanks to a grant from Children in Need. This started in September 2018 and will run until August 2021.  The Tower Power project evolved from local residents’ ideas to tackle issues on the estate including boredom and anti-social behaviour, loneliness and isolation and to generally bring people together to enhance neighbourly relations, community spirit and improve the local environment.  We previously had a grant from the People’s Health Trust, with funds through the Health Lottery https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/ to kick start a range of activities with the whole community. You can see a video of People’s Health Trust funded project here https://www.healthlottery.co.uk/good-causes/lincoln-locals-leave-their-troubles-at-the-garden-gate/

With the current funding from Children in Need, w run regular sessions that help support the children and young people in our community. Activities include a homework club on Monday 4-6pm which helps children get their homework done in a supportive and quiet environment; aKids Club on Wednesday 4-6pm where we run a range of activities for children both inside and outside in the garden (weather permitting), and a Teenzone club on Fridays 4-6pm for our older children.

Throughout  holidays we ran fun and educational sessions such as Forest Schools, community art workshops, fun days, BBQ’s, picnics and trips

The Project is open to children families who live on the Tower Estate. For more information on how to get involved contact Lizzie: lizzie@greensynergy.org.uk you can see our project in action in this video https://www.facebook.com/GreenSynergyLincoln2012/videos/1921600254810078/

Testimonials

“I love getting muddy at gardening kids club & playing the games at kids multisport”

“I am a 12 year old carer but at Green Synergy I’m just a normal 12 year old who loves to do gardening, playing games and having fun. Green Synergy was the only thing that made me happy and free to be normal”