Our Supporters

We are extemely grateful to all the generous people who have been involved with and supported our garden, helping it to grow over time.

Petworth Masonic Lodge

Thank you so very much for your kind donations to our project. We are so very grateful for your support and have been able to pay for vital equipment and services, and more recently towards our planning permission costs for our solar panel project. Thank you.

WSCC Prevention and Wellbeing Grant

Thank you so very much for supporting our Mens Shed activities. We are extremely grateful to be able to carry on with this fantatic project.

Petworth Town Council

Thank you so very much for supporting our childrens activities with a wonderful range of childrens gloves, tools and equipment. Holidays and half term activities are so much more fun now!

North Chichester County Local Comittee

Thank you so very much for supporting us once again for our new shed, strimmer and irrigation system. We are so very grateful.

Sussex Community Foundation

Thank you so much for helping to fill our summer funding gap for our 'Learn to Grow' project. We are so grateful for your support in helping our group go from strength to strength over the years, and are so grateful again for helping us to keep us going in tricky times.

Chichester District Council

Thank you so very much for your generous grant towards running our 'Grow your Own', 'Plot to Plate', and 'Mens Shed' projects this year, along with supporting our organisations core running costs and future sustainability with business planning. We are so grateful for your support and for being able to help our organisation thrive again this year.

North Chichester County Local Comittee

Thank you so very much for your generous donation of £2,400.00 towards our solar panel project. We are very excited to be a step closer to our goal of sustainable electricity in our activity shed for lights, tools, projector and best of all a kettle!

Sussex Community Foundation and Comic Relief

Thank you once again for helping to keep our project going in this difficult climate. Our members are so grateful, your funding for our Tuesday 'Learn to Grow' project is a lifeline, and we can't thank you enough.

Maria and Geraldine from the allotments

Thank you so very much for bringing drinks, biccis, cakes and goodies to our group. Your generous support means so very much to all of us, thank you as always.

All staff and volunteers of Petworth Community Garden.

Thank you so very much for your amazing generosity and heart for keeping the project going this year. Thank you for working for free for so long, for everyone for volunteering and being so dedicated to keep the garden open hours and bringing refreshments and other goodies to the group.

Petworth Community Association

Thank you so much for nominating us to become recipients of the 2014 Petworth Fete in the Park raffle. Your donation made a huge difference to our project.

Martyn Dallyns family

Thank you so much for donating to us from Martins memorial fund. He was a brilliant supporter of our project, and we so appreciate your kindness and generosity at this difficult time.

Petworth Community Church

Thank you so very much for generously donating to help keep us going when we had no funds at all in 2014, you kept us going, and we so appreciate you standing with us for our community.

Petworth Local Businesses

Thank you so very much for donating towards our 'Sectret Santa' for our members Xmas meal in 2013. They had afantastic time and loved their presents.

Big Lottery Local Food Fund

Thank you so very much for helping us to run our Learn and Grow, Plot to Plate, Therapeutic Thursday and Community Outreach projects in 2012-2014.

Peoples Health Trust

Thank you so very much for supporting our project in 2012.

Sussex Community Foundation and Sports Relief

Thank you so very much for helping to keep us running in 2012

The Co-op Community Fund

Thank you so very much for helping to keep our project going in 2012

Short Breaks for Disabled Children

Thank you so very much for our disabled changing bed in 2012.

Petworth Horticultural Society

Thank you so very much for helping towards our paths and raised beds in2011

WSCC Prevention and Wellbeing grants

Thank you so much for supporting our project.

The Big Lottery, Awards for All

Thank you for helping us with computer equipment for our project.

The Badgers Pub

Thank you so much to all at the Badgers pub for raising money for our accessible raised beds, and even coming to build them for us! You're a wonderful team, we couldnt have managed without you.

Chichester District Council Wellbeing Fund.

Thank you so much for helping to set up our Men's Shed project in 2011.

Sussex Community Foundation and The Ochid Trust

Thank you so much for supporting our project to create an activity classroom and beautiful wildlife garden in 2011.

WSCC Aiming High for Disabled Children

Thank you so very much for supporting our project to work with children with special needs in our accessible garden, allowing us to work in partnership particulary with Fordwater, Ingfield Maonr, and St Anthonys schools.

WSCC Grants for Adults with Learning Difficulties

Thank you so very much for supporting our Wild about Wildlife project in 2010

Sussex Community Foundation

With many thanks again for supporting our project in 2010.

Award for All, Community Garden Communications

With many thanks to Big Lottery, Awards for All, for supporting our project with much needed IT equipment, our lap top and printer, projector and screen, to help with our office, outreach work and presentaions.

Susssex Community Foundation, Grassroots Grants

Thank you so much for a grant of £1500.00 in 2009 towards courses, insurance, running costs, seeds and tools. We are extremely grateful for your support.

Tony Sneller

A huge thank you to Tony Sneller, who has been a loyal supporter right from the beginning. We are very grateful for his encouragement.

Malcom and Christine Squires

With many many thanks to Malcom and his wife Christine, who have donated so much to the garden, from a beautiful table and chair set complete with parasol, to the entire contents of their garden shed when they moved, including shelving, and many wonderful tools. They have always been so generous and support the garden in every way, thank you so much.

Steve Funnel

With many thanks to Steve Funnel for his kind donation to our garden project. His donation was a wonderfully timed help for our wheelchair access re-surface project.

Jon Keays Web Publishing

Thank you so very much Jon, for your generous creation of our beautiful website. Thank you for your patience and ability to make the process so simple and easy for the computer illiterate!

Chichester Family Support services

With many thanks for your support of the project and for introducing volunteers to us.

Hillcrest Support Services

With many thanks to Hillcrest for their support, and many thanks to their clients who volunteer with us.

Ways two Work/ Breakaway Employment Agency

With thanks to Ways two Work, for supporting and partnering us in this project. Volunteer adults with learning difficulties have worked with us on the project, many moving on to paid employment, further studies or more voluntary work.

The Aldingbourne Trust

Thank you for your support and working with us, bringing new volunteers to our project.


With many thanks to our valued member, Kirsty for all her amazing work turning our produce into delicious jams and chutneys and raising 72.65 for the garden at Petworth Fete in the Park '09. Thank you so very much.

The Rotary Club of Petworth and Midhurst

Thank you so very much to our local Rotary Club for donating 150.00 towards further raised beds and path access to extend our accessibility around the garden. We are very grateful.

The Argus Appeal

With very many thanks to The Argus Appeal for donating 100.00 towards our christmas meal and get together. It was lovely to be able to subsidise our members costs to be as accessible as we possible. We are extremely grateful.

Awards for All

We are so grateful for funding for our desperately needed wheelchair access compost toilet. This will enable many more people to access the project.

West Sussex County Council

With many thanks to WSCC Small Grants Fund {Learning Difficulties} for 800.00 in 2009 towards tools,gardening sundries, stationary, running costs, volunteer expenses and shed building costs. We are very grateful for their support.

Alison Denney

Thank you so very much toour valued member Alison, for donating 100.00 towards seed potatoes, onion sets and seeds for 2009 when we had no funds for these. You're a star, thank you!

Hyde Martlet

We are so grateful to Hyde Martlet for kindly funding our wheelchair access shed, a deeply appreciated addition to our garden.

Mr Peter Croft

We are so grateful to Mr Croft for speaking to Hyde Martlet about funding our wheelchair access shed. As a resident and member of the project he was able to explain our needs and the benefit of the project to the community, and put the wheels in motion for a funding bid. Thanks so much Pete for all that you do and have done for us.

The Eldercare Trust

Thank you so very much to Eldercare trust, who generously donated 1300.00 for our wheelchair access path, gate and raised beds. We are very grateful for this accessibility to our local older people and wheelchair users.

Sarah Clarke and her family

We are extremely proud of and grateful to Sarah and her sister for walking 10 miles in a sponsored walk and raising 233.00 for the garden. Thank you so very much!

Chichester District Council

With many thanks to Chichester District Council for their Healthier Chichester Partnership Voluntary sector Fund grant of 800 towards 2007 running costs.

Christopher and Jeanette Brickell

Mr Brickell generously gave a pruning lesson to the group to steer us through the first years apple tree pruning. We are very grateful for his kind help, and for their constant support.

Aylings Garden Centre in Midhurst

With many thanks for the kind donation of a children's picnic table and sandpit sand for our childrens garden.

Petworth Local Residents

Thanks to all the residents who donated pots, seeds, a pond, benches, a greenhouse, seed potatoes, fleece, seeds, plants and many more necessities to keep us going when we had no funding.{You know who you are Mick, cheers!}

Chichester Older Peoples Partnership; ChOPP

CHOPP, have been amazing in supporting us over the last year. We could not have grown in the way we have without them. Gemma Kingsman is our 'Funding Angel' and has gracefully and generously steered us through the minefield of funding applications and enabled us to access desperately needed finances for the project and disabled access. We can never thank her enough... Paul Foreman has brought his experience, skills and knowledge about the business world and documents, and generously and gently encouraged us to take a more formal approach to the financial side of the project, enabling us to have much more access to funding and a more possibilities for the future. We are indebted to him. Kate Keays has been a wonderful support for publicity, and has initiated and supported this website so beautifully, thank you so very much.

Voluntary and Community action, Chichester District. VCACD

VCACD, formerly Chichester and District C.V.S, have been an constant source of support; directing volunteers and other organizations to us, helping to get us computer literate{!}, and supporting us so amazingly well with fundraising and publicity. Thank you so much.

The Leconfield Estate

Thank you to the Leconfield estate for allowing us permission to create wheelchair access paths, toilet and shed.

Petworth Parish Council

With thanks to the Petworth Parish Council for the use of the allotments for the project, funding for tools and their continuing support.

John Crocombe

Thanks so much to John Crocombe and his wife for generously donating their well stocked allotment at the very beginning.

All our hardworking volunteers

We would like to thank all of our volunteers, past and present who have given their time and skills so generously and shaped the garden along the way.

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