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Learn, Cook, Eat, Share, Repeat!

Funded on Spacehive 28 June 2022 Delivered 1 July 2022

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Learn, Cook, Eat, Share, Repeat!

Learn, Cook, Eat, Share, Repeat!

My Sisters’ Kitchen CIC By My Sisters’ Kitchen CIC

Learn, Cook, Share, Eat, Repeat! Is a series of healthy eating, low budget, food workshops aimed primarily at female survivors of domestic abuse and other gender-based violence.

Hendon Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 28 Jun 2022!

Learn, Cook, Share, Eat, Repeat! will be led by an experienced Home Economics Tutor, and will help survivors and their families LEARN how to prepare and COOK inexpensive, quick and nutritious meals, making the most of store cupboard ingredients, and reduce food waste by showing them how to make the best use of leftovers. We will cover: Essential cooking skills Advice on healthy eating and nutrition How to create a weekly shopping list Menu planning on a tight budget Using leftover ingredients Cooking with minimum fuel costs Our plans are much needed, and ambitious, especially as we emerge from a 2-year pandemic, have seen food and energy costs soar, and inflation rising rapidly. We want to empower women and families to LEARN to COOK healthier meals that they in turn can SHARE with family and friends, so REPEAT-ing the process. Each workshop will see the group socialise and share and EAT the food that has be created during that session giving the women a sense of self-worth.

What we'll deliver:

  • Pay for Learn, Cook, Eat, Share, Repeat! Sessional Worker
  • Pay for room hire
  • Pay for ingredients
  • Run family friendly food workshops during school holidays

Why it's a great idea:

My Sisters Kitchen is the social enterprise behind Learn, Cook, Eat, Share, Repeat! We share the vision of Sunderland City Council Healthy City Plan, and our project addresses the need to tackle health inequalities and focus on education and prevention. Recent data shows, in Sunderland 22.1% of children aged 4-5 are classified as overweight or obese, and 36.9% of year 6 children have a prevalence of being overweight (including obesity). Sunderland is one of the 20 UK Local Authority areas which saw the highest increases in child poverty from 2014/15 to 2019/20 from 27.4% to 37.6%. Poverty, Domestic Abuse and Mental Health are interlinked and statistic show that the majority of women living in poverty have poor mental health, and are also survivors of domestic abuse. We need grassroots ways of tackling these social factors by providing safe spaces where food education and affordable healthier food is readily available for all, whilst helping to promote self-care and self-esteem.

Steps to get it done:

  • Launch social media campaign
  • Recruit volunteers for Learn, Cook, Eat, Share, Repeat!
  • Buy start up ingredients
  • Start to deliver training programme and 4 week summer school

Location Hendon

About the space

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Sunderland City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £12,467

Home Economics Sessional Worker 6 months x 16 hrs @ £16.08/hr - £6,690 (54%)
Room Hire & WIFI 6 months x £421 - £2,526 (20%)
Ingredients @ £80 per learner/family x 24 - £1,920 (15%)
Partial Room Hire 6 x £95 - £570 (5%)
White Kids Apron and Chef Hat Set x 3 sets of 4 (£14.88) - £45 (0%)
Other - £716 (6%)

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.

Home Economics Sessional Worker 6 months x 16 hrs @ £16.08/hr
Room Hire & WIFI 6 months x £421
Ingredients @ £80 per learner/family x 24
Partial Room Hire 6 x £95
White Kids Apron and Chef Hat Set x 3 sets of 4 (£14.88)
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


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:

  • More sessions

Total £12,467

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • We need volunteers to help with our social media, basic book-keeping and even helping out with baking, decorating and packaging sweet treat boxes (awareness and willing to follow strict food safety requirements is a must).

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I can help with setting up the workshops when I am not at college
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