The National Lottery Community Fund makes grants supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. The Kindling Trust have recieved support over a 5 year period to develop and run all of our exciting projects at Woodbank Community Food Hub in Stockport.
The A Team Foundation has supported Kindling with a grant to establish our FarmStart programme, helping to fund a co-ordinator and farm machinery.
For more information visit: https://www.ateamfoundation.org
The Vegan Organic Network have supported our work in a number of ways. They have supported individuals to attend our courses and helped with growing at our FarmStart site at Abbey Leys.
For more information please visit: http://veganorganic.net
The players of People’s Postcode Lottery have supported our community activity at our Woodbank FarmStart site. In 2018 their support enabled us to greatly increase our community engagement, run weekly gardening sessions and a summer programme of events and training. This year, following on from their first grant, they are supporting us to develop the Community Garden at Woodbank. With their support we will make the garden more accessible with raised beds, create a pond and other features to help increase biodiversity and to run a number of skills sessions for the Community Gardeners.
Unicorn Grocery supports our work to bring about a more sustainable food system, supporting our Land Army and FarmStart projects.
For more info about Unicorn please visit: http://www.unicorn-grocery.coop/
JRCT is supporting Kindling through its Sustainable Futures programme of grants. Their overall focus is on developing and promoting sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigm and are supporting us with a three year grant to help cover our core costs.
For more information: https://www.jrct.org.uk/sustainable-future
The Naturesave Trust was set up in 1995 to fund specific environmental and conservation projects throughout the UK. The primary function of the Trust is to encourage the greater adoption of sustainable development, especially within the Small and Medium Sized business community (SMEs) and they have kindliy supported our work at FarmStart to help us buy a tractor. For more information please visit: http://www.naturesave.co.uk/the-naturesave-trust/
The Tudor Trust is an independent grant-making trust which supports voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. The Tudor Trust are supporting Kindling to grow and strengthen the organisation and enable us to explore the options for buying a farm – Kindling’s ultimate aim.
For more information: /http://tudortrust.org.uk/
The Co-operative Membership Community Fund has supported our work to get Land Army volunteers onto local farms by contributuing to our insurance costs.
For more information: http://www.co-operative.coop/membership/local-communities/community-fund/
The Prince’s Countryside Fund is a charity which strives to secure a sustainable future for the British countryside and wider rural economy.
It has awarded Kindling a grant of £50,000 to support the development of FarmStart, the UK's only organic incubator farm.
For more information visit: http://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/