Community integration and local service delivery can take many forms, but not many can claim to be quite as yummy as the latest award from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust: Local Grants programme!

With £19,622 of funding, the Church Homeless Trust are offering a Veteran’s Artisan Bakery, a community bakery based in a supported accommodation scheme for veterans facing homelessness at Catterick Garrison, Richmond.

The bakery offers cookery-based courses, healthy living sessions, family cooking sessions and budgeting. In partnership with Riverside Care and Support, the group provides delicious baked treats and catering for community groups and charities and this additional funding will enable more of a focus on overcoming isolation and strengthening community engagement.

Sam Gibbons, of the Church Homeless Trust said: “The grant will mean that the guided cooking, baking, and healthy living sessions that the Bakery offers can continue to benefit the veterans that use it, as well as their families, and the local military and civilian communities. The funding will be vital as the service aims to expand further into the community with increased catering, hosting, and hospitality, and give its users more chances to earn qualifications.”

To find out more about this great project, visit their website www.churchhomelesstrust.org.uk

Have your say!

The Local Grants programme is now closed; but we are currently developing a future local grants programme based on the feedback we receive in our open consultation, live until 6 March. Have your say and help us shape a great local funding programme.

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