Lottery supports training scheme

The Big Lottery Fund has granted £308,320 to the Thyme Out scheme, which will be run by Bromley Field Studies Centre, to give people with learning disabilities free horticultural training.

The scheme will provide education and training, from soil preparation and pond maintenance to basic work skills, literacy and numeracy.

The three-year project is part of the Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities grant programme, which grants between £10,000 and £500,000 to projects that help to build stronger communities.

As well as the practical work, the two groups, which will be working for 18 months each, will make presentations to the public and provide guided tours, demonstrations and open days.

Bromley Council will contribute £100,000 over the life of the project, which is being supported by various local organisations.

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