The Southside Project is a ground-breaking initiative which will transform 35 acres of green space south of the river in Hereford.

It will open up a wide range of opportunities for local residents of all ages and will be a space where the community can connect.

Operating from an environmentally-friendly and accessible building, The Southside Project will offer sports pitches, market gardens for the local community and schools, plus an affordable café and cookery school which will make use of the fresh produce grown on site.

There will be a wide programme of activities, plus the creation of new jobs and volunteer roles. The project will be supported through the Government’s Stronger Towns’ Fund as it was part of Hereford’s successful bid for ¬£22.4m to support 15 projects which all aim to create a greener, fairer city.

The project will transform the pitches currently used by Belmont Wanderers FC plus three fields situated behind them.

The Southside Project has been developed by the community, for the community. It has been brought to life by three local partners.

Belmont Wanderers FC

The football club has been running from the site for 12 years, building a following, engaging young people and maintaining the grounds.

Growing Local

An established Herefordshire organisation which works closely with local schools, families and individuals on gardening, growing produce, learning cookery skills and sharing meals.


Hereford’s new university which focuses on practical, hands-on learning.

The Southside Project will create an exciting space for everyone in the community, offering plenty of things to do as well as a place to relax.

The project will operate from an environmentally-friendly and accessible building. It will house many new community facilities, including an affordable cafe, changing rooms and toilets.

More Details – The Southside Project