We know that Cardiff is a city made up of discrete and diverse geographic, cultural and social places, with very strong local identities and community spirit.
We also know that local communities already have good food solutions, from markets, community gardens, food co-ops, pantries, local businesses, cooking classes and more.
We believe that local people are the best placed to lead change in their neighbourhoods.
Food Cardiff would like to support people and communities to create their own neighbourhood good food network, action plans and activities. These will support the overall Good Food Goals, but otherwise open for local people to shape the detail and identify their own priorities and actions.
We are looking for up to 3 places to pilot the Good Food Neighbourhoods idea between July and September 2021.
- Host community workshops, activities and events to engage your neighbourhood and identify local priorities
- Develop your Neighbourhood Good Food Plan
- Help Food Cardiff develop a Good Food Cardiff Neighbourhood Toolkit to support other areas to get involved
- Launch your Neighbourhood Good Food Plan, for example by hosting a community event or series of activities
Food Cardiff can offer £1000 per pilot place. The funding can be used for:
- Staff time (we expect any employed or contracted staff are paid at least the Living Wage of £9.50 per hour)
- Activity costs (for example, venue hire, seeds, transport, photography, food etc.)
We can also support groups who want to take a collective and voluntary approach, rather than having a dedicated co-ordinator – in which case we can offer Tempo Time Credits.
Food Cardiff has also identified a number of other ways in which we can support:
- Direct support and mentoring – e.g. phone calls or meetings to help develop your Good Food Neighbourhood Plan, workshops, activities and plan
- Delivery – e.g. helping deliver workshops or activities
- Templates and resources –g. template Neighbourhood Good Food Plan, social media assets, risk assessments for events
- Connecting – e.g. linking you up with other organisations, people and activities in your place
- Marketing and promotion – e.g. sharing your successes through newsletters, social media and our website
Good Food Neighbourhoods will ideally be a partnership of individuals, groups and organisations, but this may be co-ordinated by one organisation or group.
If funding is required for staff salaries, you would need to apply through a not-for-profit group that has its own bank account.
See Grant Terms and Conditions for more.
What are we looking for in the application?
- Organisations or groups who are based within the specified neighbourhood, or who have very strong ties with the area
- Experience of partnership working, collaboration and able to engage individuals and organisations from a variety of sectors and backgrounds
- Understanding values of Food Cardiff (Good Food Goals) and passionate about good food
- Experience of safely organising food events and activities
How to Apply
Applications are open from 7th June – 23rd June 18.00.
If you want to book a pre-application chat please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also join the Food Cardiff Network Gathering on 10th June 4-6pm for an informal Q&A session.