Cre8 Macclesfield has won support from The National Lottery Community Fund, the UK’s largest funder of community activity, for a new project called “Cre8 Grow”. The National Lottery funding of £263,500 over 5 years will support this ambitious food project that was developed out of the local community ideas.
Cre8 Grow is a membership grocery that will deliver low-cost food to four local communities and in the process will stop food from becoming landfill.
Cre8 Grow will also deliver a weekly timetable of community, health and wellbeing activities driven by the people of the Moss Rose Estate. The project will encourage people to run their own activities relating to healthy lifestyles.
Ameera Fletcher, Cre8 Director says, "The uniqueness of this project shows what is so brilliant about Cre8. Having the support of National Lottery Community fund means that Cre8 can deliver new and innovative services across the Moss Rose Estate as well as other Macclesfield communities. This project responds to what the local community wants and we hope it will assist to transform lives.”
The project begins from the 1st May 2019. We are beginning the process of setting up the project team with the recruitment of a Co-ordinator. This is a post that is only made possible because of the generous support of The National Lottery Community Fund.
Ameera Fletcher, Director Cre8
The House, 11 Belgrave Road
Macclesfield, SK 11 7TW
The Plant Sale was a great success - despite the weather!
We were able to move indoors at St Barnabas and people still braved the storm and we made £285! We had a few leftover plants which we are going to plant into the allotment on Friday. We had so many strawberries and raspberries we left them outside the Church on the street for anyone to take away if they'd like to grow their own fruit!
Some visitors said they were waiting the whole year just to come because they really enjoyed last years event and the plants they bought had done so well! We're hoping to do one again next year so get planning what you can grow / divide and we'd be grateful for the donations!
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