VOTE for the Furzedown Farmers!

The Furzedown Project needs your vote to WIN £40,000 of National Lottery funding !

  • The Furzedown Project is calling on local people to support it’s bid to win £40,000 of National Lottery funding in this year’s ‘The People’s Projects’ for our Furzedown Farmers initiative
  • Voting opens at 9am on Monday 15 May and closes at noon on Friday 26 May 2023 at
  • Your vote could make the difference – and please tell everyone you know to vote too!
  • A film of The Furzedown Project’s Furzedown Farmers initiative will be aired on ITV London News 6pm on Monday 15 May – where viewers get to see their incredible work.

We are one of five groups in the ITV region in the running for a share of almost £250,000 of funding. If successful, The Furzedown Project will use the money to start the Furzedown Farmers initiative – which will support volunteers to befriend lonely adults whilst teaching them how to grow vegetables in their gardens or window boxes.  The produce will be distributed in the community. This community of gardeners  will also have the opportunity to experience outdoor adapted tai chi sessions to help with their mobility, mindfulness and support friendship groups.

On Monday 15 May, The Furzedown Project will showcase its initiative – Furzedown Farmers – on ITV London News at 6pm, or you can view it HERE:

To be in with a chance of winning, The Furzedown Project is calling on viewers to support its bid. Voting opens at 9am on Monday 15th May at

Sandra Shaw, Exercise Consultant , Furzedown Project said: “The People’s Projects has given us an amazing opportunity to raise awareness and support for our work and, with your help, secure this additional much-needed funding. If we win, our project will make a real difference to our local community by enabling us to buy more resources and therefore being able to reach out to more local residents to help them cope with loneliness whilst at the same time improving their physical health.  We now need local people to get behind us, to show their support and vote.” 

David Knott, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “The People’s Projects delivers much-needed funding to the heart of communities and showcases the incredible efforts of hard-working projects across the UK. The short-listed groups are truly inspirational, each delivering life-changing support to their community in different ways. It is now time for the public to have their say in how vital National Lottery funding is used in their area to make a difference to people’s lives, particularly in these challenging times.”

For enquiries, please contact Sandra Shaw, Exercise Consultant 0208 677 4283

The Furzedown Project.

91/93 Moyser Road, London SW16 6SJ

Call: 020 8677 4283

Charity Number 1076087