Inspiring, therapeutic environments in city farms and community gardens.

Registered Charity 1153883 / Company Number 8399741

Growing the community, together

Are you currently out of work and looking for an opportunity to gain skills and qualifications around gardening and landscaping? You may be interested in joining our Move or Steps Forward project.

The BBO MOVE and Step Forwards projects are funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Community Fund and draw on a network of 24 organisations to provide coverage across Lincolnshire. The projects help people to identify and address barriers to employment, which are often long-standing and complex. They also build personal skills and confidence. Each partner provides different opportunities according to the specialisms of their organisation.

Green Synergy’s MOVE participants join a structured programme of horticultural skills sessions on Hillside Community Garden three times a week. This covers a range of basic gardening techniques, soft and hard landscaping and the option of taking part in industry accredited strimmer and sprayer courses.  The group sessions provide a friendly, relaxed, supportive atmosphere. As well as the practical learning, participants are provided with 1-1 coaching (using the outcomes star tool) and wrap around support with moving into further training or employment.

 

Our STEPS programme provides a range of bespoke options for learners depending on their specific interests. This can include horticulture but, may also include other areas of experience that we can offer through our charity including community development, administration or working with children and young people, for example. During Autumn 2020 we will be running a four-week course for people wanting to become self-employed.

If you would like to join our MOVE or STEPS projects or know someone who does…

These programmers are completely free and are independent of the Job Centre. Participation is not mandatory, and people cannot be sanctioned if they choose not to take part. Participants just need to evidence they are unemployed or economically inactive. For more information on how to get involved contact Lizzie >>> or use out get in touch form.