Real Food announce 3 year lottery funding

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is delighted to announce that their Real Food project has been successful in securing a further 3 years Big Lottery funding.

We are delighted that the work of Real Food and our partners over the previous 5 years has been recognised in this way and that together we have demonstrated the value of tackling food poverty through education, practical help, advice and putting in place a range of volunteering activities to help improve health outcomes.

We would personally like to thank all of our partners who have helped us to engage over 17,000 people through community events, train 838 community ambassadors to champion sustainable food and reached over 16,000 households through our fresh guides and cookbook initiatives.

There is still much more to do and the new 3 year programme will focus on 3 key areas;

  • Green Doctor – therapeutic outdoor activities designed to improved  mental health and wellbeing
  • Cooking with confidence – establish a new food school to encourage healthy cooking with confidence
  • Real Food on Tour – delivering health, practical food programmes to voluntary and community organisations

Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive of WCHG, said; Real Food is an ambitious project that aims to reach people across the entire community, supporting them all to lead healthier, lower carbon lifestyles through the food they grow, cook and eat. We are delighted that it has attracted a further three years funding from the Big Lottery to support this lasting legacy for Wythenshawe.