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Fresh Start Project Zen Garden and peaceful area

by Fresh Start Project CIC in Stockton On Tees, England, United Kingdom

Fresh Start Project Zen Garden and peaceful area


raised of £300 target
80% 22 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £300 is pledged by 22nd April 2020 at 12:00am

Creating a garden space at the back of the hostel where clients can go and spend time to help with their mental health and personal issues.

by Fresh Start Project CIC in Stockton On Tees, England, United Kingdom

                            Help us provide a Fresh Start

Fresh Start CIC is a community interest company providing support to homeless vulnerable males. At fresh start our staff are dedicated in providing the assistance needed to promote a more positive lifestyle for each individual accessing the service.

We want to create a garden space where our clients can come and relax and work through any issues they are having in a calming environment. We want it to be an area where they can work on it themselves and help them to feel a sense of achievement which will empower them to improve their lives and give them confidence to move forward.

Having a great garden space will help with our service user’s mental health. It will give them a calming area they can go to. The funding for this project will give our clients a goal to work towards, and it provide a healthy distraction from the temptation of negative behaviours such as drug taking and offending behaviour. It will allow them to keep their minds focused on a positive project which they can be proud of. 

We are committed to the health and well-being of our residents. We are committed to helping the men in our care to become active members of society which will improve their mental health and reduce their risk of suicide.


We believe if you increase a person’s self-worth this helps them to move forward and improves their mental health. 

What we want your money for!

The garden area is to be a quiet area, a place to think and get their thoughts together and can also be a memorial garden for the ones they have lost. 

A lot of the men we deal with have been living chaotic lives before they come to us. They often have had tragedy in their lives and a garden space like this could help them to work through their feelings. 

We need:

  • To flatten the garden out
  • Create an area for growing vegetables
  • Create a calming garden area with plants
  • Create a seating area with tables where the guys can sit and relax together when the weather is fine
  • A shed to store tools and bikes
  • Bricks to build the wall at the back as it is not secure
  • Flag stones for the patio area 
  • Smoking area heaters 
  • Plants planters
  • Wood stain
  • Tools

Fresh Start CIC takes pride in positively working in partnership with different authorities, to tailor and provide bespoke support packages for our service users, assisting in helping them to gain the knowledge and skills to sustain a permanent independent tenancy when they leave us.

 At Fresh Start CIC, we embed health and well-being into everything we do to improving the health and well-being of both staff and service users. This has equipped our clients with increased awareness of the issues that impact their lives and has resulted in service users making better health choices on a daily basis.



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