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Costs and timescales Funding

The CIC would require no funding from Liverpool City Council. It can access a wide variety of external funding streams. The project’s scope means that it can attract funding as a community engagement project, as an environmental project, and as an arts project. The project would be reliant on funding only until a community cafe could be realised. With this in place, the site can quickly become financially selfsustainable. Even without being able to access the land, the CIC already has £15,000 initial funding in place and professional developmental support. The Ralla Ecological Garden CIC’s application to Power to Change’s Bright Ideas Fund, run by Locality, was one of only 37 successful applications out of 270 applications nationally. With a land use agreement in place, accessing larger-scale funding would be much, much easier.

Improving access and preparation of the land The site needs to be made safe and clear. Security needs to be improved at the Stanley Road side of the site. Site access and pathways need to be improved. With this preparatory work done, the site could be made ready to welcome residents for a first stewarded, daytime community event. For instance, a nature walk to introduce the whole of Kirkdale to the Ralla. A pop-up cafe could be implemented in the access arch for one-off events. Estimate: £50,000 Timescale: 6 months

Profile for The Ralla Ecological Garden CIC

Raising the Ralla! 2019 brochure.  

For many years, residents in Kirkdale have been keen to transform the land at the Ralla into a true asset for the local community. In 2018,...

Raising the Ralla! 2019 brochure.  

For many years, residents in Kirkdale have been keen to transform the land at the Ralla into a true asset for the local community. In 2018,...

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