I like the point Catherine made –
“Even though your group will have certain aims and objectives the key thread to them all is to get people connected, out of social isolation, get them out and about and show others that there is community here in Croydon.”
I feel this is vital. I am having trouble finding the time to run a small community garden project and may hand it over to the youth trust as they have many people who want to gain gardening experience. But that point you made about showing there is a community is brilliant. Whenever I have had a team of people gardening there passersby always want to come and join in and commend us on our work, that is such a lovely feeling!