Posted: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:25
Leicestershire County Council has received £20,000 from Sainsbury's to help tackle food waste across the county.
Investment was secured from the supermarket giants under its Waste less, Save more initiative, and the council is launching three community kitchens as part of a scheme to get people thinking about what food they throw away at home. The county council is looking for residents to take part in a free 10-week course, starting Monday, 4 September, designed for participants to use the facilities to eat and socialise together, while learning and sharing tips on how to reduce food waste and save money.
These will open in Earl Shilton, Barwell and Wykin. As well as urging people to sign up to the 10-week course, the county council is encouraging people to volunteer and keep the community kitchens running after the initial 10 week course, so that other people can participate and learn how to make the most of their food.
Councillor Pain added: "This is a vital role in helping to tackle food waste issues in the future.
"Volunteers will welcome new people to the kitchen, help to prepare and serve food, demonstrate how to store and freeze foods properly, help people to portion properly and reduce the amount of food that they waste in their homes, saving them money on their food bills."
Sainsbury's put out a nationwide call to communities to take part in the next phase of their Waste less, Save more campaign following a twelve-month trial in Swadlincote, Derbyshire last year.
The firm offered an overall grant pot of one million pounds to communities looking to provide innovative ways to help households cut food waste.
Paul Crewe, Sainsbury's head of sustainability, said: "We've learnt a huge amount as a result of our 12-month pilot and we are really excited to be rolling out the next phase of Waste less, Save more.
"We've learnt a lot about how we can help households waste less food and save money, but we're now casting our net wider to see what innovative ways communities up and down the country do to tackle food waste."
Anyone interested in volunteering or taking part in the 10-week course can email email@example.com or ring 0116 305 7005.
Posted: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:03
An opportunity has presented itself through Leicestershire County Council's Adults & Communities Department, to help community organisations in Leicestershire to provide support to carers.
Additional funding will be administered through the Council's existing SHIRE Community Grants programme, to enable more community-based support to be provided to carers.
A maximum one-off grant of up to £5,000 is available for community projects in the 2017-18 financial year
Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:20
The June E Bulletin from East Midlands Funders Forum (EMFF) contains funding updates and other relevant information for the East Midlands
Posted: Thu, 18 May 2017 13:29
Leicestershire County Council's SHIRE Community Climate Change grants scheme has been re-launched for 2017-18.
Groups and organisations are being encouraged to apply to help them to reduce their carbon emissions by improving their community buildings.
The grant fund is for community projects in Leicestershire (not Leicester City or Rutland) that help to improve the energy efficiency of community buildings and make local environmental changes to help reduce carbon emissions.
Posted: Thu, 18 May 2017 08:54
The Police and Crime Commissioner's Prevention Fund recognises the important role local groups and third sector organisations play in reducing harm and helping vulnerable people to overcome their problems before they escalate into crime.
Lord Willy Bach has agreed to set aside £250,000 for 2017/2018 to support grassroots groups across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland which address the community safety goals outlined in his Police and Crime Plan. A further £250,000 will be available in 2018/2019.
Posted: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:14
The April E Bulletin from East Midlands Funders Forum (EMFF) contains funding updates and other relevant information for the East Midlands
Posted: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:02
The March E Bulletin from East Midlands Funders Forum (EMFF) contains funding updates and other relevant information for the East Midlands
Posted: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:56
A monthly bulletin facilitated by your membership of the Rural Services Network highlighting a selection of current funding, consultation and other opportunities.
Posted: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:49
The February E Bulletin from East Midlands Funders Forum (EMFF) contains funding updates and other relevant information for the East Midlands
Posted: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:31
£600 worth of selected items for use in emergencies