The Earth Pathways Seed Fund 2017

Hello all you lovely Earth Pathways devotees out there ! Isn’t it wonderful ? Spring is in the air ! I hope that many of you , like me, are enjoying the sight of new-born lambs skipping in the fields and frogspawn in the ponds 🙂

At this time of year , we at Earth Pathways are looking forward to our annual AGM which (as you would expect ) is a very serious affair necessitating the consumption of lots of chocolate and cake and good coffee … Not an excuse for knees up and a good natter and a catch up at all 😉

One of the joys of the AGM is considering applications for Seed Funding. Our Seed Fund is about believing in the creative endeavours of others and giving them a helping hand and last year we funded the following four fabulous projects –

Rachael Hertogs, The Daughters of the Earth Lodge, which was to set up a teaching lodge for women and girls . The Seed Fund money helped to secure the site of the lodge and you can find out more about the wonderful work that has been done here …

‘The Hedge’ magazine received funding to help them set up a website and their lovely publication was sent out by our postie Brian to appropriate hand-picked traders who sell our diary and calendar and who we felt may be interested in also selling the magazine . You can find out more about, and follow the progress of this delightful publication, and buy your very own copy at

‘We the Uncivilised’ is a wonderful project very close to our hearts. We awarded some funding to help with the costs for touring the film ‘A Life Story’ in the summer and even organised a mini day festival at which lovely music was played by some of our local , Derbyshire musician friends and the film was shown to the delight of the audience who were both inspired and moved. To find out more please visit

Edwina Hodkinson and the Herbal Caravan are the fourth project who were awarded funding. Edwina is a member of a crew of dedicated herbalists bringing plant medicine, support and healing as well as medicine-making and knowledge-sharing workshops to anti-fracking camps, originally at Barton Moss community protection camp and then at a number of other camps in the north including Hull, Chester, Borras (Wrexholme), Davyholme and Woolston, from their caravan dispensary.

So, as you can see our awards are made to individuals or small organisations and are normally given towards core costs, including equipment. We rarely fund ideas alone and prefer to see something that has already begun as a result of someone’s own ingenuity and determination. We also like to see that the project has a good chance of continuing to grow beyond any funding we give to it. When making an application it’s important to give us full details of what your project does or hopes to do, who will benefit from it and how they will benefit. Also it helps to tell us what previous experience or skills you have that will help your project to be successful. The closing date is 31st MARCH and a decision is made at our AGM in April. For more info about the kind of projects we have funded in the past and to download an application form go to

We very much look forward to hearing from you about your wonderful inspiring projects 🙂

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