We want to work with local partners who understand what is needed in their local communities. Does your organisation have great ideas, skills and energy that enable you to reach a diverse range of your community? Then we want to work with you, and we even have a bit of funding.

We have secured grant funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to deliver a new nationwide programme.  ‘Food for Life Get Togethers’ will use the power of good food to connect people of all ages through growing, cooking and eating together to strengthen communities and tackle loneliness and unhealthy eating.

We want to work with partners in new and exciting ways within their local communities to achieve the following:

  1. Different generations have stronger connections with each other in communities through cooking, growing and sharing good food leading to a happy, healthy relationship with food and improved health and wellbeing.
  2. Improved understanding of how to support and engage disadvantaged and diverse communities in cross-generational food activities
  3. Organisations and settings supporting different generations across the UK have increased knowledge, confidence, networks and resources to sustain cross-generational food activities.
  4. People of different generations have a more positive attitude to ageing in society as a result of being more connected through food.
  5. Increased impact and learning by ensuring project sustainability and embedding activities within communities.

Not for profit organisations can apply for up to £10,000. Tenders will be open from 22 October to 29 November with local delivery commencing in January 2020 until May 2021.  At this stage we are restricting applications to organisations based in the following regions, download the guidance and application form for your region below:

To discuss this opportunity please contact Adam Carter on ACarter@soilassociations.org

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