A very big thank-you to –

1) all those who have provided funding and free services

Irrigation pump, supply and installation

Diggory Thompson

Diggory is a local plumber and Gas Safe boiler installer.

Raised beds, paths, plants

Tesco’s Bags of Help

In 2015 the Government introduced the 5p charge for single-use plastic bags. Shops were asked to donate the proceeds to good causes. We made an application for money from the Tesco/Groundwork scheme. In March 2016 we found we had been awarded £10,000.
This money was used for the materials for the raised beds (seasoned oak, liners, topsoil, trees and plants) and for the paths. All labour was done by ourselves.

Masonry work and materials to towpath wall

bloc – H20 Urban and construction partnership uk ltd

H2O Urban LLP is an equal partnership with The Canal and River Trust (CRT), the result of a 17 year working relationship with CRT’s predecessor British Waterways. H2O develops adjacent to the Canal and River Trust network in the UK. H2O is part of the bloc partnership. Together with Construction Partnership UK Ltd they have developed and built the houses on the other side of the canal from the Triangle over 2015/2016. They were concerned to improve the environment for their houses and generously took it upon themselves to provide manpower and materials to lower the towpath wall of the Triangle.

Solar lighting

United Utilities Community Fund

Where United Utilities have had to do extensive and disruptive infrastructure development work such as in Lancaster, they have sought to sweeten the pill by offering grants to local groups who are working to improve the environment. These may be community, self-help / voluntary groups or local charities.

Gardening tools

Green Partnership Awards

Lancashire County Council administered the Green Partnership awards until 1 April 2015 when the scheme changed its name to ‘Lancashire Environmental Fund Green Grants’ and was handed over to the Lancashire Environmental Fund.

Landscape design, bollard supply

Lancaster University’s Wind Turbine Community Benefits Fund

The Community Benefits Fund has been developed in order to share the benefits of Lancaster University Wind Turbine with the local community.
The fund offers grants to local community groups to fund community and environmental projects in Lancaster District (south and east of the River Lune). Currently there is £20,000 available each year.

Notice board supply

Lancaster Green Spaces

Lancaster Green Spaces have two grant schemes for groups seeking to enhance and encourage greater use of public open space.

  • Up to £250 can be applied for at any time under the Small Grant scheme.
  • The large grant scheme offers grants of up to £1,000. Application deadlines are February 15th and September 15th each year.

Planning application fee, Tree survey

Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council have a small environmental and community projects budget to help community groups and organisations across Lancashire. They support projects with realistic goals that:

  • encourage a significant amount of local people to shape and look after their local environment
  • create or improve green spaces
  • bring previously developed land back into public use

Legal and survey fees, workshop renovation

Lancaster City Council Take Pride Community Fund 2012-2013

The Take Pride Community Fund was a one-off pot of funding for use in the Lancaster District. It came from the share of council tax on second homes received by Lancashire County Council.
The fund was made available to all organisations in the voluntary, community, faith (VCF) and arts sectors that are based in, or working in, Lancaster District.


DTR provided a full detailed survey of the site which can be seen on the Maps and Plans page.

2) all those who have given help and advice

The Fairfield Association

Our Parent Organisation

Canal & River Trust

Carpe Diem Gardens

Graham Schofield Associates

Structural engineers

Rocket Architects