Moor Pool Heritage Trust
‘Everybody can get involved even if you don’t have the time or not well enough to have a whole allotment’ ’
Moor Pool Heritage Trust aims to protect and preserve Moor Pool Harborne, their community allotment project encourages relationships between younger and older residents.
What is Moor Pool Heritage Trust?
Moor Pool Heritage Trust was formed by the Moor Pool Residents Association in 2011 specifically to protect and preserve the heritage of Moor Pool Estate, for the benefit of future generations. The registered charity focuses on preserving one of Birmingham’s hidden gems and developing an education programme to share its hundred years of history with young people and the wider public.
In 2018, Moor Pool Heritage Trust received funding to reinvigorate unmaintained allotments to promote intergenerality within the community. They now offer weekly sessions, that are open and free to residents of any age, providing the whole community an opportunity to be involved. Those who participate in the project benefit not only physically but also by gaining new skills, connection with nature and new friends. It also helps improve the aesthetic of the area for those who live in the local area.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
Funding from LoveBrum would enable Moor Pool Heritage Trust to continue and expand their allotment project, tackling social isolation in older residents and encouraging relationships between younger and older Moor Pool residents.
£2,000 would cover the cost of hiring a horticultural expert for 13 sessions, furthering the skills of all involved in the project and enable the Trust to purchase more plants and tools.
Where can people go to find out more about Moor Pool Heritage Trust?
Rachel West, Education Officer
Tel: 0121 4262908