Stop fly-tipping & protect our natural environment

by Heart of BS13 in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £10,063

raised so far

+ est. £476.25 Gift Aid

79

supporters

We're crowdfunding to support a youth-led project to stop fly-tipping in green spaces and hedgerows in the community of BS13 South Bristol

by Heart of BS13 in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 1st June 2023 we'd raised £8,815 with 63 supporters in 42 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 donated match funding
BA Better World Community Fund is providing live match funding

 New stretch target

The Stop the Fly-tipping project will run for longer, with more workshops that teach young people how to fabricate metal junk (like abandoned and unusable shopping trolleys) into sculptures that will be sited at the Heart of BS13 climate hub and used to raise awareness in the community about the problems of fly-tipping. 


The Green Influencers are a group of young people, aged between 11 and 19, who are passionate about protecting the natural environment and determined to tackle the problem of fly-tipping that blights our community.  

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One of the biggest environmental problems here is the abandoned supermarket trolleys that get filled up with household decorating waste and building rubbish and then get dumped in our hedgerows and green spaces.  This sort of waste is dangerous to wildlife and poisonous for the environment and because it happens so much it invites further littering and fly-tipping in our community.

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Our charity, Heart of BS13, has been working with the Green Influencers since last year, and we support them to develop and lead their own social action projects. This year, they are determined to tackle the problem of abandoned supermarket trolleys and the fly-tipping that is associated with them, and we are crowdfunding to support their project!

The project

The Green Influencers want to get to the bottom of why people fly-tip and what can be done about it.  They also want to raise awareness in the community about the damage that fly-tipping causes and how everyone can play their part to prevent it.

They know that one of the reasons trolleys end up being abandoned is because so many people living here don’t have cars and use the trolleys to get their food shopping home, which then get left on the street and filled with rubbish.  

The Green Influencers want to start talking to the supermarkets and Bristol City Council, to lobby for the installation of vandal-proof trolley parks across BS13.  Installing these trolley parks will allow the supermarkets to collect them regularly from established locations, rather than having to hunt around the streets as they currently do (which means trolleys are left lying around for months).

The young people feel that this is a similar issue to single use plastic bags and that the supermarkets must play their part, alongside the community, to put a stop to this! 

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Our crowdfunder

Our crowdfunder is part of the Save Our Wild Isles campaign, which means that all donations (of up to £250) will be tripled. So, for every £1 you donate to this project, the Green Influencers will receive £3!

What your donation will fund

The Save our Wild Isles Crowdfunder will fund Green Influencer workshops and activities within our community to:

•    develop fly-tipping prevention strategies

•    clear up existing fly-tipping

•    raise awareness in the community about the impact of fly-tipping on the environment

•    lobby the seven supermarkets based in BS13 to set up trolley parks

•    help protect our environment and natural habitats

Thank you from the Green Influencers and Heart of BS13 for your support! 

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Select a reward

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Bee Bold Family Fun Day ticket

Join us when Heart of BS13 hosts the Bee Bold Family Fun Day on June 10th at our Climate Hub. We'll be celebrating nature and creatures within it. With music, face painting, walkabout acts, flower crown making and lunch. Copy and paste this link for details. https://bit.ly/41Fsfqr

£1 or more

£1 Hart Fest Family Day ticket

Join us for Hart Fest, hosted at Hartcliffe City Farm on Saturday 17th June. It'll be a great day out for the whole family, with stalls, circus shows, live music, animals, crafts and much more. Copy and past this link for more details. https://bit.ly/3q59nEj

£25 or more

£25 Vegetarian curry Heart of BS13 meals reward

Choose up to 4 Heart of BS13 Vegetarian curries from our fresh-to-frozen range. Copy and past this link for more information about our range https://bit.ly/3LekG5c Bristol delivery only.

£35 or more

£35 Medium size bouquet of seasonal flowers reward

A medium sized bouquet of seasonal flowers grown at the Heart of BS13 sustainable flower farm. (Bristol delivery only). Copy and paste this link to learn more about our amazing sustainable flower social enterprise https://bit.ly/3mKkq4s

£45 or more

£45 Create your own bouquet workshop reward

Our florist Clem will demonstrate how to arrange a hand-tied spiral bouquet with our fresh, seasonal flowers at this fun and creative workshop on 17.06.23, and you'll be taking your beautiful creations home with you. Copy and paste this link to learn more about our amazing sustainable flower social enterprise and the workshops we run https://bit.ly/3AhzZ6O

£45 or more

£45 Luxury bouquet of seasonal flowers reward

A luxury bouquet of seasonal flowers grown at the Heart of BS13 sustainable flower farm. (Bristol delivery only). Copy and paste this link to learn more about our amazing sustainable flower social enterprise https://bit.ly/3mKkq4s

£50 or more

£50 Heart of BS13 meals hamper reward

The Heart of BS13 Hamper. Chose a total of 8 chef prepared, gourmet, fresh-to-frozen meals, cooked in our Heart of BS13 Kitchen and delivered straight to your door. Copy and past this link for more information about our range https://bit.ly/3LekG5c Bristol delivery only.

£55 or more

£55 Floral vase arrangement workshop reward

Indulge your creative passions and join our florist Clem at our workshop on 15.07.23 when she will be demonstrating how to make stunning floral vase arrangements that you will be taking home with you. Copy and paste this link to learn more about our amazing sustainable flower social enterprise and the workshops we run https://bit.ly/3mKkq4s

£55 or more

£55 Everlasting flowers bouquet reward

An everlasting bouquet of flowers grown the Heart of BS13 sustainable flower farm. (available for national delivery). Copy and paste this link to learn more about our amazing sustainable flower social enterprise https://bit.ly/3mKkq4s

£65 or more

£65 Grow your own cut flowers workshop reward

Introduction workshop to growing your own cut flowers. Join us on 20.05.23 for a starter course in growing your own cut flowers. This workshop will equip you with the basic skills, knowledge and confidence to start your own beautiful flower patch at home. Copy and paste this link to learn more https://bit.ly/41ggXts

£75 or more

£75 Luxury bouquet of everlasting flowers reward

A luxury bouquet of everlasting flowers grown at the Heart of BS13 sustainable flower farm. (available for national delivery). Copy and paste this link to learn more about our amazing sustainable flower social enterprise https://bit.ly/3mKkq4s

£95 or more

£95 Create your wedding flowers workshop reward

If you're planning an intire DIY wedding or just want to personalise your special day by creating your own bouquets and buttonholes this workshop on 03.06.23 will show you how to make beautiful, natural wedding arrangements. Copy and paste this link to learn more about our amazing sustainable flower social enterprise and the workshops we run https://bit.ly/3mKkq4s

£120 or more

£120 Event Space Hire - half day - reward

Choose our beautiful Climate Action Hub for your event, workshop or celebration! The space comprises an outdoor amphitheatre, wild green spaces, a field kitchen and Roundhouse building - and offers stunning views across the city. https://www.heartofbs13.org.uk/what-we-do/hire-our-spaces/

£240 or more

£240 Event Space Hire - full day - reward

Choose our beautiful Climate Action Hub for your event, workshop or celebration! The space comprises an outdoor amphitheatre, wild green spaces, a field kitchen and Roundhouse building - and offers stunning views across the city. https://www.heartofbs13.org.uk/what-we-do/hire-our-spaces/

£250 or more

£250 Office/team building performance reward

Part public consultation, part staff survey, part sit-com, and 100% entertainment, 'Let's Grumble' is a hilarious interactive performance, perfect for your office party/away day/team building. Copy and paste this link for more info https://bit.ly/3Ldev1q

£250 or more

£250 Wedding Flowers Reward

Our professional florist will create you a stunning bridal bouquet, bridesmaid's bouquet, and two floral button holes, using sustainably-grown flowers from our flower farm in BS13. Consultation included.

£250 or more

£250 Team volunteering day for 8 people - Reward

Bring your team to volunteer with Heart of BS13 for the day, and help plant a pollinator trail through BS13 to increase wildlife and biodiversity in our community. Delicious lunch provided! https://www.heartofbs13.org.uk/what-we-do/climate-action/bs13s-pollinator-trail/

£10 or more

£10 Mixed flower plug plants reward

10 x mixed flower plug plants (Bristol delivery only)

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