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What we offer as a charity...

As an educational charity we offer the following to secondary schools and colleges:

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Our core charitable work:

  • Our Transformative Programme: This is where we go into schools and colleges to provide regular and intensive help to either 'reboot' an existing project or to 'kick start' a new one. You can find more details about this programme by clicking here.

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  • Our Do It Yourself (DIY) Programme: It's currently not possible for us to help every school or college, so when places for our Transformative Programme are not available, we encourage any school or college to give things a go for themselves. Please click here to find out more about this programme.

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  • The Butterfly Effect (our support network): Whether a school or college is following any of our programmes a school or college automatically qualifies for membership of our support network. This also includes receiving issues of our school allotment magazine The Kaleidoscope. Please click here to find out more and to register. Membership also opens up opportunities to engage with our additional charitable work (please see below).

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  • School Allotment Leadership Training (SALT): We run occasional training courses for adults who are or will be leading a school allotment. Please click here to find out more about our training courses and additional training opportunities that the charity is involved with delivering.


Our additional charitable work:

  • The Young Environmental Stewardship Award (YES): This is for any young person who a school or college feels has worked above and beyond to inspire other people to lead more sustainable lives. Please click here to learn more about this award and to register a young person at your school or college.

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  • No Straight Lines (our new film): From good experience, making an inspirational film of a school or college allotment can make a massive difference and inspire others to do the same. We can also help support schools and colleges with film making. Please click here to learn more and to register.


  • Our International Exchange Programme: Our charitable work extends around the world as we are privileged to have connections worldwide. The aim of this programme is to help connect young people and teachers around the world to share stories and experiences of growing food. Please click here to learn more and to register your school.

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  • The Noticing Nature Programme: This programme aims to encourage young people to slow down and reconnect with nature at their school allotment. The programme hopes to foster meaningful connections with nature through seasonal sessions for young people. The programme will also include resources/training for teachers and charity volunteers, focusing on ways to explore the Noticing Nature Programme throughout the year whether through charity-led sessions or through the school curriculum. Please click here to learn more about this exciting new programme. 

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  • 'Live At The Allotment' (celebratory festival): Celebrating achievements is incredibly important for young people. This is why, once a year, The Papillon Project will endeavour to put on an end of year celebration at a school allotment (currently Norfolk only) to bring together young people and their teachers. Please click here to learn more about this very important event.

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