Grant funding to recruit members

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Stroud Community Agriculture needed more members to ensure they remained viable after increasing the land area of their community supported farming project. To support a drive to recruit new members, they secured a one year grant from the National Lottery Seed Programme 'Growing Home'. This paid for someone to actively promote membership to a wider circle and to produce promotional materials, as well as helping to fund much needed capital equipment. This proved very successful and before the year's end membership had risen to 100, such that they had to start a waiting list that soon rose to 30 families.