Joint Community Allotment Project


Our Allotment Project has been nurturing vegetables and social skills since 2010. Run with the help of the Church of Nazarene in Longsight, the allotment gives our homeless friends a peaceful green space to relax, meet new people and enjoy looking after the garden.


This project is incredibly uplifting and rewarding for our friends. It’s a chance for them to get green-fingered and creative by planting and looking after everything from potatoes and beans, to carrots, broccoli, corn and garlic. The space also has raised beds and a greenhouse to look after. These activities are essential for building trust, confidence and motivation; giving a sense of community and belonging to those who have nothing. The fruits and vegetables we grow are shared out among the homeless, or transformed into delicious, nutritious meals at the Beacon Drop-in Centre. If you would like to find out more and follow the allotment from planting to harvesting please read our Allotment Blog.


We’re always looking for help with our Allotment Project. If you fancy getting stuck into some gardening, or if you think your business could sponsor a part of our green space, drop Neil a line at [email protected]



How does our Allotment Project help our friends?


“It's great to come here and get away from the city”

“Coming to the allotment is like family. The only family I've got!”

“It’s nice to be able to help Barnabus and the church”

“When I’m here, I don’t drink”