Collective, Community, Cuisine

  • Increasing food safety, nutrition and cooking skills
  • Promoting healthy eating from birth
  • Positive dietary behaviour change
  • social interaction
  • Increased activity
  • Volunteering opportunities


Big Lottery Funded Project



Faff free cookery for Men proved a real hit bringing out hidden talents!



We are now in the third year of our Lottery-funded Cafe project.  The refurbishment transformed the kitchen and cafe area into an amazing community resource which has been utilised by a diversity of groups and organisations, growing beyond all expectations.

Increasing food safety, cookery skills and providing support to Framework, Women’s Aid, Home-Start Ashfield, Sure Start, Kirkby Woodhouse Food Bank, Church of Christ Food Bank, Vision West Nottinghamshire College, Jacksdale WI, MIND, Independent Training Services, Selston Young People’s Centre, I’M PHAB, St Helen’s Filling Station, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Eastwood Church, U3A, Luck & Boo, Selston C of E, Selston Ramblers and Ashfield Voluntary Action has been possible through the Collective, Community, Cuisine Project.

We have been supported throughout by 22 volunteers from a diversity of backgrounds.  Students from Vision West Nottinghamshire College have volunteered to support their catering studies, students have achieved their Duke of Edinburgh awards and others have gained skills, confidence and networking opportunities.