KCV Projects
Task Force: Volunteer Led Gardening Project

Telephone: 01303 259007
Email: officefdh@kcv.org.uk
Folkestone & Hythe Hub

The Task Force Gardening Project: - provides an affordable gardening service for 65 service users who are elderly or perhaps have disabilities that hinder their ability to maintain their much-loved gardens in the Folkestone and Hythe area.

Currently part funded by KCC, this chargeable weekday service is led by our KCV Taskforce Co-ordinator along with 3 volunteers who assist in the daily care, supervision and safe working of up to 16 volunteers, some of whom have learning or mental health disabilities.

Information for clients

  • Clients are usually referred to us through bodies including KCC Adult Social Care (03000 41 61 61 Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm), although many now have learned about us through friends.
  • Gardening is very basic; grass cutting, hedge trimming, pruning, weeding borders and edges, small fence repairs and general tidying.
  • The Task Force has its own van and provides transport for the volunteers and the equipment used, as we know that many clients do not have their own.
  • The project does not supply a regular maintenance service but clients who require follow up visits are accommodated wherever possible.
  • There is a small hourly charge (currently £12.00ph) to help cover running costs, and donations are always very much appreciated.

Due to the demand for gardening services there is currently a waiting list.  You can however still register your interest by emailing info@kcv.org.uk

If you are a local business and would like to help us continue this much needed and much valued service through sponsorship or donation then please contact us via the Folkestone Main Office Telephone: 01303 259007 or Email info@kvc.org.uk.

Kent Coast Volunteering Head Office
Kent Innovation Centre

Millennium Way
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 2QQ

01843 609337
info@kcv.org.uk

Charity No: 1111800, Company Limited by Guarantee: 5392093

 

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