Shire Grant success…

We are really happy to announce that following a Leicestershire County Council Shire Grant application submitted last month… We have heard we were awarded £9000 for our #growlocal & #eatsocial project which we will deliver in Coalville and the surrounding area.

More information to follow…

Goldilocks… in Coalville?

The #growlocal team were having a chat about creating a destination for families where the importance of being outdoors, growing fresh local products and learning new skills could be shared in a fun way. Imagine fruit and vegetables growing in a public space, where you can show children the growing cycle, how sunshine and rain affects plants and the best part when you can harvest and taste what’s been growing!

We were talking about having some raised beds for children and families to enjoy and learn about plants; one thing led to another and we then hit upon this idea that we could have three raised beds one for baby bear, mummy bear and daddy bear!

Suggestions came think and fast after this idea and we now think we have a site that is passed by quite a lot of children in the centre of Coalville! Should we consider doing this as a fun, interactive, learning and playing facility that would be free to access?

Here are a few images that inspired us, possibly planting the ‘bedspreads’ with ground cover plants that can be walked on / laid on [we reckon they may become a selfie destination] perhaps some chainsaw bears hiding amongst the trees; and of course there has to be three chairs to try and the famous ‘porridge’ made in a super outdoor kitchen!

Please comment or message us if you think this is a good idea for Coalville!

Coalville Project – exciting times

On 3 June 2016, Deana Wildgoose and Julia Burkin committed their passion and expertise for the next 18 months to the Coalville Project, an initiative supported by North West Leicestershire District Council. They will work closely with existing providers and organisations to promote Coalville as a great place to live, learn, work and play.

Julia and Deana will share their journey with you by posting where they have been, who they are talking with and what already happens in Coalville. They will also be introducing lots of new activities and collaborations.


The Hero Project CIC is the new community interest company that Deana and Julia are creating to enable them to work in the Midlands area, in communities, making a difference! You can find out more about Julia, Deana and the Hero Project CIC on the relevant menu tab.