We are delighted to say that we have been successful in our application to Sustainable Food Cities for a £10,000 grant to appoint a coordinator for one year. 11 such awards have been made, with money from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and we are very grateful to both Sustainable Food Cities and to Esmee Fairbairn. A condition of this money was that we raise another £10,000 in match funding and we are enormously grateful to the 8 individuals and businesses who enabled us to reach this target.
We have appointed Sam Dyer as coordinator, starting 5th April. She has been our project worker for over two years now and has been doing a fair bit of the work of a coordinator already. She will be working for us full-time: 3.5 days as coordinator and 1.5 days as project manager for our work with businesses. Sam has done a wonderful job with us so far and we are very pleased that she is able to work full time for us over the next year.