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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

 

The BIG Kidsgrove Coffee Morning

Ruth Parsons Coffee Morning.

Ruth Parsons holds a fantastic coffee morning is aid of macmillan cancer support.

Fundraisers, volunteers and the people of Kidsgrove have been busy raising lots of money for charity today.  The Macmillan Cancer support event is held in the UK each year raising thousands of pounds for the charity to support people in need. 

Firstly I visited Linda Blunt at her home.  She baked hundreds of cakes and treats for friends, family and passersby and opened her home for the day.  Linda who works at the local Tesco is well known for her charity work and always makes a real difference to people’s lives.  Keep those cakes baking Linda and we will keep coming back!  I am hoping to have Linda officially recognised in the near future for her dedication to charity work. 

Linda Blunts Coffee Morning

Kyle, Linda Blunt and Amaya enjoying tea and cake for a good cause.

After my first visit feeling rather full, my next stop was the Parson’s family home.  I was faced with even more glorious baking and cakes were bursting out of the room.  After having a good catch up with John and Janet I had ago of guess the amount of coffee beans in the jar.  One thing I would like to say is how proud I am of Ruth.  Ruth Parsons was diagnosed with Leukaemia this year but instead of sitting at home feeling sorry for herself she’s taken the bull by its horns and raised hundreds of pounds for charity.  What an inspiration she really is doing so much for a good cause.  Best wishes, Kyle Robinson.