Funding for community garden workshops and cookery classes in Kincardine

Big Lottery FundKincardine Community Association has secured £9,800 Big Lottery funding for a community garden and cookery workshop project.

The grant, from the Communities and Families Fund, will pay for six months of “growing workshops” aimed at encouraging parents and children to grow their own food in a family-friendly community garden. The group will also hold 56 cookery classes for parents and children to create healthy home-cooked meals.

MSP Bill Walker, whose Dunfermline constituency includes Kincardine, said:

“Congratulations to Kincardine Community Association on receiving this substantial funding. This is a very worthwhile project, which should be fun as well as informative and healthy.

“I think it’s great that families are being encouraged to spend time together, learning about healthy eating.”

The £6 million Communities and Families Fund is set to run over the next three years, with £4.5 million coming from the Scottish Government and £1.5 million from the Big Lottery Fund. It offers grassroots projects the chance to obtain funding of between £250 and £10,000.

This fund is focused on improving early learning, health and wellbeing for children under eight years old by supporting them, their families and communities.

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