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Create your own 'mini' woodland & edible teaching garden! For schools, churches, libraries, communities centres and groups!

My Mini Growing Space is a small woodland and/or edible teaching garden that we help you build for your own group or community.

We want you to get started straight away! And the steps are simple.

We have put together a comprehensive step-by-step plan so that children and small communities are empowered to kickstart their own and unique Mini Growing Space: all with fun & confidence, and ...

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My Mini Growing Space is a small woodland and/or edible teaching garden that we help you build for your own group or community.

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You'll get guides and resources on how to bring this idea to life.

There is no funding available for this idea in Austria, but these resources will still help to make your project happen!

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“Pascale, who we got to know through ChangeX, has helped my community so much with our garden redesign project. She helped us with finding resources and suppliers, and giving us ideas on how to engage the local community. She has gone out of her w...

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How to start a project on ChangeX

  • 1

    Create your project page

    Click the green start button to register and set up your project page. It’s quick, free and easy.

  • 2

    Complete a 30 Day Challenge

    Complete simple steps in 30 days to get your project off the ground.

  • 3

    Activate your project

    Follow the 5 Step Guide and your action plan to bring the project to life.

  • 4

    Share impact

    Share impact by posting a summary and photos and completing a survey.

Great for

  • Someone who works in a small school or public setting with an unused outdoor space
  • Someone who wants to bring communities and families together to grow food locally
  • Someone who is passionate about sustainability, gardening and outdoor education

My Mini Growing Space project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Audit & Assess your time and your site
  • Design your garden & Plan Planting
  • Prepare & Source All your Material
  • Build My Mini Growing Space now!
  • Optimize your garden & Plan Events

Time

Suggested: There is a minimum time commitment of 2 to 5h a week (depending on which stage of the project you are in). Please ensure that 1 person leads the project and receives the support of at least 4 other volunteers/staff members to help share the work load and make your project move forward quicker. It is easy to get distracted or have things get in the way! We will help you get clarity and keep on track by keeping you accountable and supporting you during the 8 week programme.

Resources

More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the My Mini Growing Space

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Meet the Social Innovator

Congratulations on taking the first step to transform your small outdoor space! We are here to help and guide you in this straightforward process to ensure a successful start!

First, once you have registered and received the allocation of your funding, please remember to complete your application and challenge as quickly as you can!

The quicker you complete your challenge, the faster we can help! It's only 5 simple steps to get started!

So apply today to receive 8 weeks of continuous support for your mini team of growers!

Pascale Rochefeuille

70 My Mini Growing Space projects have already been started

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why a 30 day challenge?

    The 30 Day Challenge was developed by our Team based on our experience working with communities. We’ve learned that the first weeks are critical to build momentum and get off to a good start with any community project. Teams who complete these steps within the first month are much more likely to successfully complete their project!

    The Challenge is a series of simple steps that each applicant has to complete to get their project off the ground and unlock funding, if there is funding currently available for that idea in your region. Steps include watching a video and/or reading content, having a call with a ChangeX team member, forming a team so that you have support, having your first team meeting, sharing a team photo, and sharing a project action plan.

  • What can funding be used for?

    Once funding is received it can be used to cover direct set-up costs of the new community project. For example space rental, insurance fees, seeds and planting materials, tools, training fees; pretty much any materials you might need for a project that benefits your community.

    Funds cannot be used for the costs of work that has already been carried out, costs unrelated to the setup and maintenance of the new project, payments to group members for their work on the project. Funds can’t be used for the promotion of religious causes, non-charitable activities, sponsorship or fundraising events. Please read the terms and conditions for further details.

  • How do I know if there is funding available?

    On idea pages, if there is funding available for the idea in your region you will see “Funding available” and the region listed in the turquoise box. When you first login you will also see a green banner at the top of the screen saying “live funds near you” if there is funding available in your region. The ChangeX homepage will feature those live funds near you.

    A note on the waitlist: when all the funding has been allocated to applicants, new applicants will go on a waitlist. If some applicants that are in the fund don’t successfully complete the 30 Day Challenge their funding will be released and can be then allocated to those on the waitlist. To see if you are going on a waitlist check the main fund page, ideas fully allocated will have the note “Join the waitlist” instead of “Apply to start”.

  • What is ChangeX?

    ChangeX is a platform that connects communities to proven ideas and funding.

    By empowering local changemakers with proven ideas from social innovators and accessible funding from our partners, we aim to build healthier, more inclusive and sustainable communities. Our work is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and together with our partners, we aim to impact 1 billion people globally by 2030.

    • Communities: Get the funding, resources and support you need to start impactful projects in your community.
    • Social innovators: Connect with local changemakers, access funding to scale your idea, and impact more communities globally.
    • Funders: Fund the themes and regions they care most about, with measurable impact, and at global scale.

    We believe that by bringing the best social innovations and the world’s changemakers together in a shared community, we can accelerate the spread of innovations across the world and have a bigger impact. Together we aim to unleash the potential of changemakers by enabling collaboration, by sharing knowledge and resources, by connecting changemakers across different disciplines and innovations and by opening up access to the world’s best proven social innovations to everyone.

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