Awards and support


ALFI has been fortunate from its beginning to receive support –
financial and practical – from the local community, businesses and council.

In particular we thank the following:

Alton Beer Festival

2010 £200 Materials, plants and seeds to set up our first plots and planters.
2012 £200 Purchase and planting of 5 fruit trees at Jubilee Fields and purchase of other fruit trees for our plots.
2013 £200 Containers and seeds to share with local schools’
gardening clubs and containers for our plots.
2014 £300 Creation of new soft fruit plot at the St Lawrence
Vicarage front garden.
2015 Posts and mounting costs for 10 generic signs for all our
plots and planters.

Alton Town Council grants

We have received support from ATC councillors on numerous occasions over the years, including stalls at ATC events and councillor grants.

EHDC grants

2021 Grant for fruit trees planted in new Barley Fields Orchard.

2014 £250 Raised beds at the Station plot and Westbrooke plot
(Melissa Maynard).

HCC grants

2014 £550 Materials for weatherproof signs for our 10 plots and
planters around the town (Andrew Joy).

Waitrose collection

2022 Supporting the new BT plot near the Waitrose store.

2014 £437 10 new fruit trees at Jubilee Fields, with stakes
and planting materials.

Receiving the Waitrose collection cheque at the Jubilee Fields Orchard
Receiving the Waitrose collection cheque at the Jubilee Fields Orchard

Long Sutton WI

2014 £50 Seeds and plants for plots.

Parish of the Resurrection

2015 £100 Developing the Vicarage plot.


Bob Weighton with one of his notice boards
Bob Weighton with one of his notice boards

Southern Water – 2012, 2015 Rainwater butts
Bob Weighton – 2012, 2 Noticeboards for Westbrooke and Station Plots
Lavender Fields – 2010, 2015 Lavender plants and hops


Regional In Bloom judges 2013
Regional In Bloom judges 2013

Every year since our foundation we have had gold, silver gilt or silver awards from Alton in Bloom for our plots, unusual container at the Station plot, and the orchard at Jubilee Field.

In addition in 2014, they awarded ALFI the John Smith Trophy for ‘Outstanding contribution to the In Bloom effort’.

2014 South and South East in Bloom – Certificate of Excellence for our Community Gardens.

2014 Alton Charities Together – Outstanding achievement of the year to Steve Dearing for his work with ALFI and Anstey School.

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