In 2018 we are fundraising for a powered wheelbarrow to help us around the garden and estate. It will help the wall building team transport stone, the North Sussex volunteers to get tools and equipment to the Pump House, and no doubt we will find many other uses for it! We have allocated £500 towards it but we need to raise another £1,100. You can find out more about it here.


You can help us raise money by:

  • Becoming a member of Friends of Standen Estate for just £2 per year
  • Adding a small donation to your annual membership fee
  • Using our Web Shop on Easyfundraising when buying online
  • Buying a pack of Greetings cards, Christmas Cards, Drinks Coasters, Recipe Booklets or handmade craft items
  • Buying an item of FOSE branded clothing

Supporting us at one of our events run through the year e.g. quiz night, BBQ, Lebanese Evening, Murder Mystery dinner

Have a fundraising idea?

Talk to any member of the committee or send us an email

We spend the money we raise in a variety of ways, for example:

  • Snowdrops to plant around the garden (Elaine has a 10 year plan to make us a snowdrop destination!)
  • Wood for making Dormice nesting boxes for the estate
  • Owl nest boxes
  • Irrigation systems
  • Storage boxes to keep items dry
  • New Garden Tools for Volunteers in the Workshop
  • Seeds and Plants for the garden
  • Garden Reference Books in the Stableyard Tea Room
  • Tool Storage Boxes plus Bits & Pieces for the Workshop Re-Organisation
  • Specialist Knives & Chisels for the Woods Group
  • Timber for making new gates
  • Wood & Fixings for extending the Boardwalk, plus handrails
  • Pond Restoration in Hollybush Woods
  • Waterproofing of the Swimming Pool in the Bamboo Garden
  • Restoration and improvement of Rockinghill Wood
  • Boardwalk in Hollybush Wood to provide better access for visitors and at the same time safeguard the flora and fauna
  • Long handled pruning saw and small chainsaw for coppicing and minor tree surgery
  • Badger Hide for Rockinghill Wood
  • Fruit Press to make juice with windfall apples
  • Scroll Saw to cut plywood shapes for children to paint
  • Pole Lathe and Shave Horse equipment, plus associated hand tools and training for volunteers

We are grateful to the following donors for their support:

  • WSCC North Mid-Sussex Committee
  • Gatwick Community Trust
  • The Big Lottery
  • Lingfield Marathon
  • Co-operative Community Dividend Award
  • Lewes NT Association
  • Turners Hill Decorative & Fine Arts Society (local branch of NADFAS)
  • Sussex Community Foundation – Grassroots
  • WSCC County Local Committee Community Grant