FoVS is a community volunteer group supported by grant funding, but this can only be used for specific costs and projects, as laid out by the funder's terms & conditions.
Therefore we also rely on monetary donations, not just from our members, but the public as well.
We are a sub-group of The Penarth Civic Society, which is a registered charity c/n 1182348, so are able to raise funds, backed by them.
Ways you can contribute funds: Straight donation, attending a paid event we host / event where items for purchase are available (see below), or donating at that event.
If you wish to make a straight donation to us:
For cash donations you can directly hand them to our treasurer - Peter Blackburn, or place them in an available collecting tin at The Square (during volunteer hours only). If you wish to make a donation electronically, click the button above and complete the form to receive an email with instructions on how to do a direct bank transfer (note, this will go via the PCS), or Cheque.
Donations at Events
The means to donate cash will be made available, and cheques can be handed directly to one of our committee members.
Other ways to fund us:
We sometimes hold Plant Sales, and offer Produce from our Community Garden & member grown.
Monetary Donations in exchange for these items are welcome
Note while we are included in the Penarth Growing Community Seed & Plant Exchange*, any donations given to us are for us - though we / our members do sometimes share items with the PGC for them to fundraise with.
Resources & Equipment
In addition to monetary donations, we also accept donations of useful resources & equipment. Things we could accept include:
Gardening Tools (Manual)
Gardening Tools (Electric) 
Plants (decorative & edible)
Other useful items
BEFORE OFFERING TO DONATE:
Please check our WANTED PAGE for items we are currently looking for.
Alternatively Contact Us if you think an item may prove useful to us.
Items such as Plants & Seeds and Edible Produce can be offered for both our planting, or to be included as part of a plant sale/exchange or as part of our Community Sharing Table (details coming soon).
Should we not be able to take items for ourselves, we may recommend them for donation to other causes , such as The Penarth Growing Community* (for plants & seeds) or Benthyg Penarth* (for tools & equipment), and Penarth Tree Forum* (for trees).
 Electrical tools must be battery powered only, and in a working condition.
 We may still be able to accept them on their behalf, or advise as to their suitability for these groups - please ask to speak to Dan Brown about this as he is our Cross-Community Liaison to & a representative for them.
ATTENDING AN EVENT
We sometimes run a number of events or activities which are open to The Public. These will happen at various times throughout the year, though not always at regular occurrences.
Please check our Events Page for any possible upcoming events, and our Facebook Page feed (a copy of which can be found on our Home Page) for any additional information.
Most events will be free, though may contain fundraising opportunities. Some events may carry a fee, though is may be because of an external requirement. Please check event listings for more details, as well as any notifications, emails you may be signed up to receive or information displayed offline, such as posters on our noticeboards or in other locations around Penarth.
Public Events include:
Eden Project Big Lunch
Carols In The Square
Talks by external speakers
Plant &/ Produce Sales & Giveaways