This event is aimed at all community organisations and agencies that provide financial and benefit advice or provide a signposting service in the Cotswold District.
As part of the work Feeding Gloucestershire is supporting around greater Financial Inclusion in the County, we would like to invite you to an online workshop where you can hear what the Money & Pension Service can do to support the services you offer to your communities.
We are aware capacity is tight and so felt it would be useful to hear from an organisation that might be able ease some of these pressures.
The workshop will provide a brief overview of the work we are supporting in the County and then Paul Fox (South West rep for MaPS) will present the services they offer and how these might be useful for your organisation, there will also be time for questions
Join us for a workshop which will look at how we can work together to create a sustainable food network for Gloucester.
Building a sustainable food network was one of the priority areas identified at Feeding Gloucestershire’s launch and we are inviting you to join us to explore how this can be achieved – we will look at how we can bring together strategic and policy priorities with practical community delivery, knowledge and experience – to identify key development areas and create an action plan that is reflective of the needs of Gloucester City and the organisations that support the city.
We will also have the opportunity to discuss Nourishing Gloucester – the food strategy developed for Gloucester City by the Gloucestershire Gateway Trust. We will look at what the strategy means in practical and policy terms and how it can be used to support the work of the Food Network
This event will be the first event in a series to shape this work and it will be of interest to all organisations who are working to support the city’s communities to access better, affordable, sustainable food.
In order to achieve this aim we will need to work collaboratively and we welcome everyone who has a stake in developing this network for Gloucester.
Light refreshments will be available during the workshop.
Please come and join the Cotswold Food Network’s first face to face event –
Topic: Community Growing
This event is aimed at all community organisations and groups based in the Cotswolds who are, or would like to start a community growing project. At this event we will discuss challenges and hear local and national examples of good practice and opportunities.
You will be provided an update on the development of the Cotswold Food Network and the initial work streams being explored. We would like to hear from you on what the Cotswold Food Network can do to support your growing project whether it is up and running or in the planning stages.
This work is open and collaborative, and we welcome all stakeholders – individual, political, organisational – to work together, this is not a standalone piece of work.
We will be providing tea and coffee on arrival with something sweet.
Following on from our first meeting in September we would like to invite all Community Hubs in the Stroud District to come along to a meeting where our theme for discussion will be volunteers. You will hear from different organisations on how they manage, retain and recruit their teams of volunteers and we will discuss what we can do as a group to improve and support this area of our work.
These events are the building blocks for forming a balanced and effective working relationship where we can bring together strategic and policy priorities with practical community delivery and knowledge. Following on from our first event we are beginning to establish a workplan and we will use this workshop as an opportunity to update on progress since our first meeting and hear your thoughts on progress and priorities. We will also discuss how we can use the forum to condense the number of meetings that currently take place and draft a calander for the next 6 months to be more time efficient and give advance notice. All this work is open and collaborative, and we welcome all stakeholders – individual, political, organisational – to work together, this is not a standalone piece of work.
We will be providing a light buffet lunch that we will eat through out the meeting, please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.
We would like to invite community organisations who offer food provision to come along, share challenges and hear local and national examples of good practice. This will be of interest to organisations who offer outreach foodbank sessions, food hubs, distribution of surplus food and different pantry models or anyone who feels that their community needs support to access better, affordable food.
This event will be the start of forming a balanced and effective working relationship where we can bring together strategic and policy priorities with practical community delivery and knowledge. Once we have held this first event and established a workplan we will look to expand our focus to look at what can be done to enhance a ‘good food economy’ in Stroud District and run future face to face events.
All this work is open and collaborative, and we welcome all stakeholders – individual, political, organisational – to work together, this is not a standalone piece of work.
The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) & GRCC (Gloucestershire Rural Community Council) are inviting Parish and Town Councils, Community Organisations, and Farmer Groups to a Climate Emergency Event that promises to enlighten and invigorate!
Join forces with like-minded individuals as you to come together to help understand how you can work collaboratively for a greater impact
Green Planning for a Sustainable Future
Find out about how communities can use the Green Parish Plan toolkit to address how communities can work together to identify ways they can help to reduce the effects of climate change, how to plan to do this, where the advice can come from etc
Build Resilient Alliances
Learn how farmers and communities can work hand-in-hand to create lasting solutions, forging relationships that bolster local resilience to climate change.
Discover the incredible potential of community growing and how it can reshape our neighbourhoods. Learn how access to locally grown food can not only sustain but enrich our communities.
Become Stewards of the Land
Gain invaluable insights into effective land and water management practices that can fortify our ecosystems and secure a future that thrives.
Savour Local Delicacies
We know that collaboration works up an appetite, so we’ve got you covered! Stay for a sumptuous local lunch and network with fellow changemakers.
Reserve Your Spot!
Spaces are limited, and booking is essential! Register through the Eventbrite booking page to secure your place at this game-changing event.
🌟 Our Impact is Supported By: 🌟
This event is generously funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation as part of the Gloucestershire Farming and Community Advice Project and the Gloucestershire Food and Farming Partnership Vision.
For more information, please visit:
Gloucestershire Food and Farming Partnership – https://www.gloucestershirefoodandfarmingpartnership.org/
Join us and be a part of the solution as we sow the seeds for a sustainable, resilient, and greener Gloucestershire!
To celebrate the collaboration between the RHS and Project Grow we have teamed up with The Motherhood Society to launch GROWFEST Cheltenham.
Pop over to Eventbrite to learn more and book a ticket.
Our partners the Gloucestershire Food and Farming Partnership are holding an online meeting bringing together farm advisers operating in Gloucestershire to hear an update on the ‘Gloucestershire Food and Farming Vision’
To see the vision click here
The Cost of Living crisis means now more than ever, it is vital that people with money worries are linked into support at the earliest opportunity.
The Gloucestershire ‘Worrying About Money?’ leaflets are a simple resource for people facing financial hardship – and those supporting them – to quickly see which agencies are best placed to help.
The leaflet has been compiled by Feeding Gloucestershire and the Independent Food Aid Network, co-designed with local partners including the Trussell Trust and the corresponding District Councils.
This free 1 hr online training session is for frontline organisations staff and volunteers in Gloucestershire, who may have brief conversations with people about their money worries.
This session will include contributions from the partners above and North and West Gloucestershire Citizens Advice.
After the session you will:
understand what a ‘cash first’ approach to food insecurity is
know what financial advice and support options are available in Gloucestershire
feel confident to ask people about money worries and guide them to support
Questions about sessions or difficulties signing up to attend, please contact [email protected]