Brighouse-based community group, Incredible Edible, has been shortlisted for Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Campaign having applied alongside nearly 1,000 other applicants for community funding.
The group now needs people to vote for them, with online voting closing on September 30, to be one of the 160 organisations to receive a £500 donation, as it all now comes down to the community to choose who is awarded the funds.
The funding would allow the local community to benefit from free food but to also be educated at the same time in how it grows. The money will also help towards maintenance.
Treasurer Sandra Edwards, (pictured with chair Jackie Braddock), said: “We are a new venture aiming to create community growing spaces, in doing so educating the community in the skills of growing food, and understanding the importance of good nutrition and healthy eating.”
The group’s story has been outlined on Skipton’s Grassroots Giving website to help raise the profile of the work the organisation does, and the public can vote for the shortlisted community group to receive £500 funding from Skipton Building Society at http://skiptonbig160.co.uk/apply-for-funding/whos-applying/central/incredible-edible-brighouse/