NEW community gardens are set to spring up after a community project received a funding boost.

The National Lottery has announced £500,000 worth of funding for a three-year project by Brighton and Hove Food Partnership aimed at getting more vulnerable people in the city to benefit from community food growing.

Sharing the Harvest will see the Food Partnership teaming up with local partner organisations to help set-up and run gardens in new spaces such as hostels, refuges and day centres.

Volunteers at existing gardens will also receive assistance to develop new skills and look to support more vulnerable people to take part. The project is designed to support people with learning disabilities or those with experience of homelessness, mental health issues, abuse and addiction to improve their health and wellbeing at community gardens. The Big Lottery's Reaching Communities Fund project will start in October this year.