Heart of Bucks are one of three partners for the new
Anchor Community Connection Fund
Anchor has joined forces with three UK Community Foundations to launch an exciting new programme to encourage community connections across the UK. The Anchor Community Connection Fund will support local organisations that use food to bring people together and strengthen local connections.
Anchor knows that food has the power to connect communities and is donating £100,000 to establish the new fund, which will initially be distributed by each of the three local community foundation partners.
We will identify groups that use food to bring communities together, whether it’s teaching young people basic cookery skills, a community café to combat loneliness, or a lunch club for people with dementia and their carers.
Henry Allmand, CEO of Heart of Bucks said
“We are delighted to be working with Anchor to distribute grants from the Community Connection Fund. The grants awarded will provide critical funding to local groups that are working to strengthen their communities through the power of food. This fund will make a big difference to a number of organisations in Buckinghamshire and we are immensely grateful to Anchor for their support.”
Stuart Ibberson, spokesperson for Anchor, added
“Food has always been at the heart of community life in Britain and cooking and enjoying food should be accessible for everyone. This is why we’ve partnered with the UK Community Foundation to connect local communities and ensure that as many people as possible have access to cooking skills, food education and friendship. Through the partnership, we aim to spread a bit of food positivity in neighbourhoods across the nation.”
The fund launches in July and we will award grants of up to £5,000 to groups using food to bring communities together.
Together, we will help teach cooking skills and support loneliness in local communities through the power of food