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Ways to support us

There are currently 10 ways you can support the charitable work of The Papillon Project. 

1) Volunteer

We are always in need of volunteers to support our charitable work in schools and in other areas of the charity. Please click here to learn more and to register your interest.



Make a one-off or regular donation to the Project. We welcome donations from individuals and organisations to help fund our work. All the money we receive goes towards setting up allotments in Norfolk secondary schools and colleges and inspiring young people to live healthier, more sustainable lives. 

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Please click here to make a general donation to The Papillon Project. 

We have an online donations page with the Charities Aid Foundation.

3) Subscribe to The Buddleia

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Please click here to find out more and to subscribe to our seasonal (winter, spring, autumn and summer) charity newsletter. You can unsubscribe anytime.

4) Donate materials for upcycling


We are extremely keen not to buy new materials for creating school allotments and advocate 'upcycling' (or creative reuse) of items and materials that are no longer wanted. We believe is much better for the environment to upcycle things and sets a good example to young people too. From bath tubs, scaffolding planks to wood pallets, we would be interested to hear from you if you think have something we can safely upcycle at a school. Please get in touch with our 'Upcycling Lead' to learn more.

5) Donate tools to our Tool Bank

We are always looking for second hand tools to help support our charitable. Any tool that is kindly donated, regardless of its condition, ends up in our charity's 'Tool Bank'. We sometimes run workshops where volunteers repair and restore second hand tools. Once repaired and restored, safe and suitable tools are then donated to the schools themselves whilst other tools are given to The Pap Up Shop to help us raise funds. As an educational charity we staunchly advocate that young people learn the virtues of repairing and reusing previously loved tools. Not only are second hand tools better for the environment, but we also believe that using them helps to counter our 'throw away' culture that we have created in our modern world. If you would like to donate tools to our 'Tool Bank' please contact us.


6) Support us at a public event

We run crucial fundraising & celebratory events every year to help us raise funds and to celebrate our charitable work and amazing efforts of individuals, especially young people. Please click here to find out about the latest fundraising/celebratory events that are taking place. Thank you very much if you choose to attend!


6) 'DIY fundraiser'

If you are feeling really inspired and would like to help promote the work of the charity, you might like to do your own 'DIY' fundraiser to help support our charitable work. This could be a sponsored cycle or walk or even a sunflower growing competitionFaye's bikeride

7) Buy from our 'Pap Up Shop'!


We don't believe in selling conventional merchandise and gifts so we make our own by upcycling things hence: 'The Papillon Upcycling Shop'. The Pap Up Shop often 'pops up' at public events that The Papillon Project attends throughout the year. All profits that are made through The Pap Up Shop go straight back into the supporting our charitable work. Details to follow soon about what items we have for sale and how you can buy them.

Please click here to find out more about our charity's Pap Up Shop.

8) Become a BIG Buddie

If you are a business, charity or NGO that would like to support our work and become an official partner, we would love to hear from you. We welcome support from organisations that are bigger and more well connected than ourselves, provided we share a similar vision, mission and values.

Please email us to start a conversation. Find out more about our BIG Buddies.

9) Easyfundraising

Sign up to Easyfundraising so that whenever you buy something online, The Papillon Project receives a donation!EF_Logo_Stacked_RGB-01_1

10) Invite us to speak!

Why not invite one of The Papillon Project team to come and give a talk/presentation at your garden club or allotment society? We would absolutely love to share our story and tell you about our work in schools. Please email us for more information about fees and bookings.

Below: Matt Willer, our Schools' Project Lead & founder, speaking at the International Convergence for Children in Permaculture in London in the summer of 2019. Matt at CiP International Convergence

Below: Matt Willer, our Schools' Project Lead & founder, speaking at gathering of teachers in Norwich at NILE (Norwich Institute for Language Education) in August 2022.


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