Take a bite of food funding


Healthy CookingThe Newcastle Partnership have announced they are to give out £10,000 in funding as part of the Food and Health programme 2014.  Kidsgrove and Butt Lane areas are highlighted to receive this funding where there is a gap in service provision.

Applications are invited from community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and Locality Action Partnerships that are able to deliver community-based Food and Health projects in order to improve access to healthy, affordable food in socio-economically disadvantaged areas.

The need for the programme has arisen through increasing health inequalities, poor access to affordable healthy food, an increasing use of food banks, and insight from local community leaders who report poor food budgeting, lack of cooking skills and food crisis situations for vulnerable individuals and families in disadvantaged areas. The overall aim of the programme is to improve health and wellbeing outcomes in relation to food and health.

The criteria to access the funding is as follows:

  • Development of healthy cooking skills
  • Budgeting – planning, buying and preparing healthy food on a budget
  • Supermarket/local food market tours to support planning, buying and preparing healthy food on a budget
  • Community food co-operatives
  • Community growing schemes
  • Sustainable food provision and supply

If you wish to apply please read the criteria document and complete the funding application form and email to helen.jones3@staffordshire.gov.uk

Food and Health Funding Criteria – Round 2

Food and Health Funding Application Form – Round 2

 

About cllrkylerobinson

Newcastle Borough Councillor and Kidsgrove Town Councillor for the Butt Lane Ward. Please visit my blog www.cllrkylerobinson.com Twitter @kyle_robinson22

Posted on July 24, 2014, in Butt Lane, Kidsgrove and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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