Framework for a Growing Future

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme has seen three community groups and projects in each region awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

The public voted in store to decide which local groups should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards, 2,421 organisations from Tesco’s 400 regions up and down the UK will receive a share of the Bags of Help fund. 

Our bid was called, 'Framework for a Growing Future' and we are very pleased to hear that we will receive a grant of £8,000 which will help towards renovating the 1934 greenhouse's ironwork.

We were up against stiff competition together with a local school and a church.  We wish both groups every success and are thrilled that both projects have a horticultural focus involving the local community.

Thank you to everyone who voted for us. 

We aim to employ local people from Over Wrought Forge, Hastings to restore the structure for community use.


Once completed,  this glorious building and surrounding land will become a valuable community horticultural education centre for all ages and capabilities to share skills and enjoy the opportunity of  working together in a facility that will be a major asset to the town.

Music: Not Enya as credited on video but Ice Cold by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence ( Artist:

 Contact us via our correspondence address:
 Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group, C/O Hastings Voluntary Action

 Jacksons Hall, Portland Place, Hastings TN34 1QN

© 2020 Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group - JHW

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