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Food for our bodies; hope in our hearts

Funded on Spacehive 17 November 2023

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Food for our bodies; hope in our hearts

Food for our bodies; hope in our hearts

HBC Chester By HBC Chester

We want to extend our provision of emergency & affordable food, expand our community café by updating our kitchen and pilot a new 'growing & gardening' scheme.

Newton Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 17 Nov 2023!

Our vision is for a Chester community in which no one experiences hunger or social isolation. We envision a future filled with hope, where everyone has access to nourishing food and meaningful community connections, promoting a strong sense of belonging and well-being. We aim is to be a place of connection and support for people in need across the Chester Community, specifically focusing on providing practical help to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity. Partnering with like-minded organizations, businesses, and community members, in a spirit of goodwill, cooperation, and trust, we aim to challenge the root causes of food poverty, develop innovative solutions, and create lasting positive social impact. Through the community hub, we supply emergency food parcels and affordable food through our Greenway Grocer project. Our desire is to food to those in urgent need, support people on pathways out of poverty, promoting wholistic wellbeing and combat loneliness.

What we'll deliver:

  • A 3rd session where we are open
  • A sessional assistant to support the volunteers
  • Wrap around services where we sign post vulnerable individuals and families to our partner organisations
  • Volunteer opportunities for local residents to help support their community
  • Bespoke emergency food parcels that feed individuals and families
  • A place of welcome and community connection with hospitality and food at the heart
  • Debt Advice Sessions
  • Develop the kitchen so we can prepare meals
  • A small raised bed area for growing fruit and veg

Why it's a great idea:

Developing the Community Hub will provide a safe and welcoming environment for the local community to use as well as accessing the food provision. We shall use hospitality and food to develop community with some cooking opportunities for residents to learn new skills. We shall offer debt advice alongside some sessions. The Greenway Grocer will develop the growing of our own fruit and veg as well engage with our local school to offer healthy affordable food.

Steps to get it done:

  • The opening of a 3rd session for the community cafe
  • Delivering some sessions with Debt Advice
  • Develop the kitchen to enable some cooking to take place
  • Have 2 raised beds to grow fruit and veg


Location Newton

About the space

Custom Location


Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £6,140

Support Session Worker - £4,480 (73%)
Volunteer Costs - £500 (8%)
Kitchen equipment - £420 (7%)
Supply the raised beds - £150 (2%)
Compost - £140 (2%)
Seeds for fruit and veg - £20 (0%)
Other - £430 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Support Session Worker
Volunteer Costs
Kitchen equipment
Supply the raised beds
Seeds for fruit and veg
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency to protect the project against inflation

Total £6,140

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