Azadi Trust is an umbrella organisation which looks after a number of small local projects, including the Hope Therapeutic Garden. The Garden provides a safe, accessible and friendly space in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, for people take part in gardening activities.
Around 50 people benefit each year, the majority of whom are destitute asylum seekers. They are taught horticultural skills, about growing and cooking healthy food, and are encouraged to practise their English and access other support. People make friends and offer one another support, thus improving their mental health and general wellbeing.
At the June 2015 meeting, the Foundation’s Trustees agreed a £1,000 grant to contribute towards the general running costs of the Garden.