Don't miss out on funding for schools !

Date: 3 May 2017

 

Don't Miss Out on Funding for Schools !

 

Soil Association’s Food for Life (FFL) programme helps schools and other settings to enhance their ‘good food’ culture and increase healthier eating through an awards based structure. The FFL School Award supports schools to take a whole school approach that sees them grow their own food; organise trips to farms; source food from local producers; set up school farmers’ markets; hold community food events; provide cooking and growing clubs for pupils and their families; serve freshly prepared, well-sourced meals and provide an attractive dining environment so lunchtimes are a positive feature of the school day.

A Food for Life Schools Award is a great way to demonstrate that your school is doing fantastic work to provide healthy school meals, great lunchtimes and food education that has a positive impact on both pupils and the wider community.

The Offer Soil Association and Swindon Borough Council have come to together to provide funding to support up to 10 schools to take part in the FFL School Award; to develop the provision of healthy school meals, to create great lunchtimes and offer food education within the curriculum that has a positive impact on both pupils and the wider community. The Soil Association has agreed to provide the FFL School Award at a reduced cost and Swindon Borough Council will subsidise just over 50% of this cost.

The school pays £320 plus VAT (full price £780) and will receive 2 years support if they have in-house caterers or 3 years support where the caterer has the Catering Mark or is working towards it. To achieve bronze award the school caterer must also have the FFL Catering Mark.

As part of the offer there will also be an introduction to Food for Life run by Soil Association’s in house team. This session will enable schools to become more familiar with the award criteria, resources, FFL portal and pick up tips from existing FFL schools and start to develop a local network.

To take advantage of this fantastic offer please email to fdickens@swindon.gov.uk or to discuss the Food for Life Award please contact Sian or Faye at Soil Association on 0117 314 5180 or at ffl@foodforlife.org.uk who will be happy to provide more information about the award.