Welcome to Growing Forward

We support people in Nottingham to improve their mental and physical wellbeing through gardening activities in small groups and one-to-one counselling.


 

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Do you…

  • experience anxiety, depression and loneliness?
  • feel overwhelmed by big groups?
  • find it hard to get out and meet new people?

Would you like to…

  • have one-to-one and small group gardening sessions?
  • grow flowers and food (no experience needed)?
  • get assistance with travel expenses and travel plans?

The aim of Growing Forward is to help you feel less lonely and more able to cope, make friends and discover other groups you can join in your area. You can also increase volunteering and employment potential, build confidence and develop skills.

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We are a GreenSpace Trusted Provider

We are a GreenSpace Trusted Provider

Growing Forward is now officially a GreenSpace Trusted Provider! GreenSpace is the green social prescribing programme for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Green social prescribing is a way of connecting people to nature-based activities and green groups, projects and...

We are looking for a treasurer

We are looking for a treasurer

Here at Growing Forward we are looking to recruit a volunteer treasurer to support us in managing our Community Interest Company finances. The role of Treasurer is to help shape Growing Forward’s strategic direction as well as ensure that it maintains a sound...

Clare cycled from Land’s End to John o’Groats for Growing Forward!

Clare cycled from Land’s End to John o’Groats for Growing Forward!

She did it!! Our fantastic founder set off from Lands End on Tuesday 14th September and 11.5 days and 1020 miles later reached John o'Groats! Through sponsorship Clare has raised over £3,400 to help support people in Nottingham who are experiencing anxiety, depression...