Grants and Funding 2011 - 2017
BCOG is immensely grateful for the generous grants and donations received from the following :

2017

For our new equipment shed
-
Powerstock Festival Committee : £300
- Palmers Brewery:
£325
- The Edith M. Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust: £650
- Bridport Area Car Boot Fund: £300
(2018 note: The shed was erected in March 2018).
Photos on our Facebook page and the
Orchard Working Days 2018 page).

May: The Community Orchard benefited from a £300 donation from Waitrose, raised by their February “Community Matters” green token collection. As the orchard continues to mature, the fruit trees are becoming more productive, and this generous donation will be used to help purchase vital apple juicing equipment.

2015 and 2014

2015
- £200.00 from the Powerstock Cider Festival in April.
- £8.89 donations from the Ropewalk Fair, Bridport, Sunday 10th May

2014
October:
Following the successful Yoga in the Orchard sessions in July & August, BCOG is delighted to have received a generous donation of £100 from the organisers.
July:
BCOG is delighted to have been awarded a very generous grant of £844.91p from the Palmers Brewery Fund. This has enabled us to purchase:
two scythes
tools and materials for hedge laying (note: these were used when the fruiting hedge was laid in the Southern Counties style in 2015: see Orchard page for details).
edging boards, to be used for the beds on the community allotment.
Please click the link below to read:
Palmers Brewery press release (September 2014)
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- The sum of £75 has been most kindly donated to BCOG by the West Dorset Beekeepers' Association.
After consultation with BCOG Committee members, it has been decided that:
  • A small subgroup will now take this forward, with advice from Nick Gray (BCOG Biodiversity consultant).
    • A new bed will be dug alongside the bee enclosure, and when fully prepared will be planted with bee-friendly wild flowers. These will be sourced as plug plants from a reputable wildflower supplier, local if possible, and planted at an appropriate time of year.
    • Some recycled containers (fish boxes, large pots, etc.) will be placed around the notice board near the entrance to the Orchard from the churchyard, and will be planted with garden flowers.
    • A notice will be put up explaining that the plants have been purchased with a generous grant from WDBKA.

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