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Saturday 18 May 2024

Local Food Use Places Project Secures Million-Pounds-Plus Funding To Help Climate Action In Sussex Communities

Fifteen community organisations in Brighton, Hove and East Sussex have secured four-year funding worth £1.21m. 

The funding comes as part of The National Lottery's Community Fund, the largest community funder in the UK to build Food Use Confidence.  

The funding extends an eighteen-month pilot project called Food Use Places, coordinated by the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, aiming to build Food Use Confidence in communities across the region to support work tackling food waste and engaging communities in climate action.  

The groups involved already engage with diverse communities, including demographics often underrepresented in climate action. 

By involving people across age, ethnicity, and social backgrounds, the project aspires to cultivate a culture of environmental stewardship for generations to come.

Reyna, from the Old Boat Community, said:

"Working together to turn food scraps into compost for our community garden has become a rewarding routine. 

"Initially daunting, it's now a natural part of our day. Partnering provides comfort; we have a network for support and sharing knowledge as we continue to learn."

Starting in July 2024, the project is organised around eight themes. Each will have a beacon project, leading the way through the development of the project.

by: Mike Cobley




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