Healthy eating at foodbanks

Deadline: 31 August 2017

Small grants and training for foodbanks in Somerset

Foodbanks provide vital emergency food to families across Somerset. Some foodbanks in the county also go beyond food, providing advice and support to their clients.

Making Every Contact Count is an approach to behaviour change that utilises the millions of day-to-day interactions that organisations and individuals have with other people – like those between foodbank volunteers and the families that they meet – to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

We want to support Somerset’s foodbanks to make the most of the interactions that they have with local people in order to promote affordable, healthier diets. Staff and volunteers of participating foodbanks will take part in a one-hour online eLearning module or a more extensive face-to-face training over two sessions. They will also receive healthy eating resources and a £500 grant. At the end of the project we will ask each foodbank how they’ve been able to promote healthier eating.

To take part you will need to complete a short form using this link.

You will need to provide the name and address of your group, your charity registration number (if you have one), and your contact details.

You will also need to attach your governing document (constitution), a list of the names of the people on your management committee, your most recent accounts, and a scan of a recent bank statement. If you cannot attach these documents you can send them to us in the post.

Please note that taking part in this project does not preclude you from applying for our other funding opportunities.


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