Funding has been awarded to Shipley Eco-Action Group from The Warburtons Foundation to support its Future Families project
Local community group, Shipley Eco-Action Group has received a £10,000 grant from the Warburtons Foundation, to continue to help families learn to care for their environment.
The organisation, which is based in Shipley, Heanor, aims to share knowledge on sustainable living and permaculture via a series of educational programmes, presentations, workshops and social events, educating the next generation in sustainable living practices.
As well as engaging local people with their environment, the grant will also be put towards its Future Families project to help increase confidence levels around gardening, food production, nature, and recycling. It is also hoping to attract 25% more volunteers for the Shipley Woodside Community Garden.
Kay Kearton, Shipley Eco-Action Group, said: “We are incredibly thankful for the support that The Warburtons Foundation has provided Shipley Eco-Action Group. The £10,000 grant will enable us to engage as many families and schools as possible in our local area, providing them with the key skills around food production and the environment. We cannot wait to see the results from implementing this funding”.
The Warburtons Foundation, which launched earlier this year, aims to help organisations in local areas throughout the UK. In addition to financial giving, The Foundation provides food education initiatives and product donations with a pledge to donate one million fresh products nationally to schools, foodbanks and community groups by the end of the year.
Jonathan Warburton, Chairman of Warburtons, said: “Warburtons has always been a family business and one which is committed to supporting communities up and down the country. The Foundation has enabled us to reaffirm this support, offering aid where it is needed, and I’m thrilled that we are able to support organisations such as the Shipley Eco-Action Group.
“In what has been a very testing couple of years, we will continue to listen and act so that we can support families as best we can, and I feel privileged to be in a position where we can help such deserving causes.”
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