Accounts audited and accepted

As a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation), Stromness Community Garden has to report annually on its activities and financial situation to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, or OSCR as it’s more fondly known. The 2014–2015 accounts were presented at the AGM in February. Scholes subsequently audited them. They have now been submitted to … Continue reading

Cooperative Membership Community Fund success!

Great News! We have been awarded £559 from the Cooperative Membership Community Fund! This will be used for running costs, such as insurance and accountants fees, to help us on our way to being financially sustainable. This will stand us in really good stead for the coming year in our quest to provide sustainable growing … Continue reading

Awards for All grant application success!

Great news! We have been successful in our application to Awards for All Scotland for £9606 to fund access to the community garden. This includes the construction of a road entrance from Brownstown Road and an area of hardstanding inside the field (a condition of our planning permission), and internal paths. This is the funding … Continue reading

Funding boost from Stromness Community Council

Stromness Community Council have given their backing to the project and agreed to provide funding for materials to erect a stock proof fence to divide the field at Brownstown Road.  A gate  will also be installed to provide access to the adjacent Marwick Playing Fields (community owned land). This is a great help in setting … Continue reading