The charity provides a safe and secure working environment for people with learning disabilities so they can build up their self-respect and confidence levels and feel part of the community.
‘Grow provides a service very few others do and the benefits to the disability community are considerable. We will continue to need support to maintain this special charity and are looking to establish a greater diversity of training at the workshop to benefit a wider range of disability needs and I would be more than happy to explain further to any interested party with regard to future funding requirements.’ Said manager, Eddie Higgins.
Grow Ltd received £15,000 from the CI Lottery to buy growing equipment such as garden trolleys and flood trays, plus uniform lockers.
The main source of Grow’s income is through the sale of plants and produce, but it also relies heavily on donations towards running costs and to ensure a good working environment.