NEWS FROM ENGLAND: FEBRUARY

Events

Bring generations together through good food - 26 March 3-6pm

Free community workshop on how to create meaningful intergenerational connections using the power of food. Find out how to get involved with Food for Life events and what support we have on offer to get you started in the East Midlands. 

News

Get ready for Grandparent Gardening week 

This year we have joined up with Soil Association and many other organisations as part of the Food for Life programme. In the coming year (and beyond) we will be helping put together a range of food related events that aim to create meaningful intergenerational connections all across England. 

As a first stop, we will be joining in the fun of Grandparent Gardening week (27 April – 1 May) – bringing older people, children and the local community together to plant, grow, and learn with and from each other. If you have thought about running a community event that brings different generations together via food where you are, or would like to be involved with Grandparent Gardening week, then get in touch with Diana who can tell you all about the support that’s on offer to get you started. 

Community meet-ups

Over the next couple of months we are excited to be trialling out a new way for community-minded folks across England to connect. Community meet-ups are a super informal way of bringing like-minded people together to chat about what’s important to your community, share ideas, advice and skills with each other.

If you are interested in finding out more or want to get involved get in touch with Paul if you are based in the North of England, contact Diana if you are based in the South, South East, London, Midlands or East of England or Lucy if you are based in Cornwall or Devon. 

The Young Foundation - Could you be a Peer Researcher? 

The Young Foundation are looking to recruit and train Peer Researchers, who can speak to other people in their community about their ‘lived experiences’, in Sunderland, Grimsby, London and Ipswich. For more information on the role and how to apply here.

Funding

Food for Life small grants 

Are you planning to bring people of different generations together through the power of food but need a wee bit of support with your event or activity? Then check to see if you are based in one of the target areas of Food for Life’s small grant scheme (Birmingham, Stoke on Trent, Walsall, Leicester City, Leicestershire, Nottingham, Hull, Calderdale, Kirklees, Sheffield, Rochdale, Salford, and Wigan). Food for Life offers small grants (£50-150) to support food related intergenerational community events. Find out more!

The St Monica Trust - Celebrating Communities Fund

The St Monica Trust is proud to launch their “Celebrating Communities Fund” that supports events, which have older people at the heart and bring together the communities around them. They want to provide funding that will helps charities, community groups or even a few neighbours put on an activity which helps local people come together.

They would particularly welcome applications for events that contribute to The Big Lunch on 6 and 7 June 2020 but they will support any activities that take place during 2020. Please note that they are only accepting applications from Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset or North Somerset.