Funding & Maintenance

Capital costs: Funding of the land purchase for the Green and its establishment over three years was covered by a 50% contribution by National Lottery provided matching funds could be raised. Generous contributions were made to meet this requirement by:

Bernard Sunley Charitable Trust  Western Power
Challenge Adventure Charities Erica Leonard Trust 
Leonard Trust Mid Devon District Council 
 Northcott Trust Amory Trust 
Many others including those who gave their time.   

Running costs: A backup fund has been established from donations which is run by a separate Charitable Trust called the Thorverton Rural, Environmental and Amenities Trust (TREAT) and having the same Trustees as TMGT. Interest from this fund currently covers the insurance of the Green.

  • Insurance. Basic 3rd party cover from interest on our small capital fund.
  • All other maintenance. Currently covered by individual donations
  • Mowing Equipment. Currently provided by an individual
  • Website. To be decided
  • Projects Wild flower seed, for example. Currently by individual donation
  • One off larger projects. (Stream maintenance) may require a special appeal

Currently we receive no grants from any public Bodies.