The Kindling Trust is supported by a number of organisations and funders who have aided different aspects of our development or specific projects:
Awards for All is a Big Lottery grant scheme and has provided Kindling with a number of grants of just under £10,000 for a number of community-engagement projects over several years. Awards for All currently support us to pilot our social prescribing programme with carers groups at our Woodbank Community Food Hub. Over the years they have enabled us amongst other things to hold the ‘Global Crisis Organic Response’ event and produce a food heritage calendar with St.
The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation is one of the leading independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The Foundation has supported Kindling over several years to strengthen projects like the Land Army and Feeding Manchester. Their support has also enabled Kindling to explore ways of establishing its ultimate aim of purchasing a farm near Greater Manchester.
More information about their work can be found at: www.http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/
The Heritage Lottery Fund uses money raised through the National Lottery to 'sustain and transform our heritage'. It supports museums, parks and historic places as well as the natural environment and cultural traditions. The Kindling Trust has secured two Heritage Lottery grants totalling just over £50,000 to support its food heritage project: Forgotten Fields. For more information visit: www.hlf.org.uk
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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/
The Scurrah Wainwright Charity was one of the first funders to support our work with a £5,000 development grant.
For more information about the Scurrah Wainwright Charity visit: www.wainwrighttrusts.org.uk/swc.html
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/
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/
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