Phase Two – Current Funding Request

Introduction * Goal * Current request for funding * Environmental Impacts

Objectives. Phase two of the Project.  September 2009 – February 2010.

1. make shelter into full barn with floors, walls and thatching, with three rooms for volunteer accommodation (in roof), kitchen and bathroom.

Cost & timescale:  £2,000. By February 2010.

Means to be achieved: Fundraising activity by Karen; Hire local construction team led and design by Daniel

2. begin growing vegetables;

Cost & timescale: £100; Start September 2009.

Means to be achieved: Purchase seeds, continue soil regeneration.  Begin water-efficient irrigation  Manage trials.  Managed by Naresh and Ladku.

3. install 2 borewells and make dam in seasonal river touching the border.  Design resource efficient irrigation system.

Cost & timescale:  £200 for borewells and £50 for dam irrigation channel construction; Start September 2009.

Means to be achieved: Hire local construction team.  Ladku to manage crew.  Take note of environmental impacts.

4. install solar system for all eco-farm power needs. Construct holding tank using eco-friendly principles.

Cost & timescale: £5,800  for solar power system. £1,000 for tank construction to be made from natural materials. complete by February 2010.

Means to be achieved: Funding agreed up to £6k with Castle Climbing Centre in London; Obtain 2 extra quotes for basic self-sufficiency requirements.  To run 5 lights, computer, borewell water pumping system. Install system once funding secured.

5. begin activities with children of Learning Space supplementary education foundation.

Cost & timescale: £50; Start discussions September 2009.

Means to be achieved: Discuss programme syllabus with director of Learning Space. Set up workshop to be run by three volunteers visiting in November.

6. create shaded beds for protection from sun.

Cost & timescale: £50, Start September 2009.

Means to be achieved: Fund-raising activity by Karen; purchase shade netting and use in-house team to construct.

7. begin growing medicinal ayurvedic herbs for local doctor.

Cost & timescale: £20. Start 2009.  Means to be achieved: Discuss requirements with doctor.  Source plants. Create herb bed

8. investigate local and city markets for surplus produce and cash crops.

Cost & timescale: £25 Start October 2009.

Means to be achieved: Recruit volunteers to investigate.  Cost for return trip to Mumbai

9. ongoing costs. Employ local Indian team and rent of farm (£400/month for team of 4 Indians and hire of 3 acres).

Cost & timescale: £2,800  September – February 2010

Contingency  £1,000

Total Phase Two: £13,295.  (This is included within the total project cost).

Secured funding:  Of the £13,295 required for phase two, so far, £9,295 is secure and £4,000 is sought.

Introduction * Goal * Current request for funding * Environmental Impacts