Community Projects & Enterprises
As part of our vision we have created eight key community projects and social enterprises. We’ve already had some success in attracting funding from different funders to make these a reality and hope to bring in more in the future. Funding has been received among others from MHCLG, Awards for All, CO-OP, National Lottery Heritage Fund and DCC Active Grants.
Hurst Farm Green Estate
We want to create a social enterprise that will take on the management of all our green spaces for the community. It will improve the footpaths, plant a community orchard and wildflower meadows and create a destination playground on ‘Spider Park’.
Community Market Garden
Together with the charity ‘Grow to Give DE4’ we are planning to set up a community garden project growing fresh produce to supply local foodbanks.
Hurst Farm Club
Our vision is that Hurst Farm Social Club can be transformed into a modern, family-friendly community facility with a café, bar, farm shop and space for a variety of activities.
It is intended that the Milk Churn will be a wonderful social space for the people of Hurst Farm, and will also attract lots of visitors from near and far.
Hurst Farm Heritage Project
A project developing footpaths into a Heritage Trail, opening up a circular footpath connecting Hurst Farm to Matlock and Tansley via four heritage sites on our doorstep: Baileys Tump WWII site, John Bowne Memorial, Victorian Wishing Stone and Lumsdale Industrial Heritage Site.
Hurst Farm Campsite
A social enterprise that will run a campsite at Castle View School during the summer holidays.
Hurst Farm Forest School
A social enterprise that will offer fun outdoor play and learning activities in Hurst Farm Woods for Matlock and the wider area.
Hurst Farm ‘Hive’
This will become the Community Information Centre that will become the place to stop to find out about volunteering, activities and events on Hurst Farm.