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Funded on Spacehive 2 January 2024

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Earth Doctors Ltd By Earth Doctors Ltd

For National Stottie Week we will expand the reach of our stottie baking sessions, distribution of low cost (and free) baked goods and stottie kits around Newcastle from our bakery in Shieldfield.

Byker Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 02 Jan 2024!

Big River Bakery is a community bakery located in Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne. We have grown our free food provision and baking sessions over the last four years and it now comprises - 1. making food at bakery shop available free of charge to people in need. 2. Free food wednesdays when we provide a fixed number of free meals every wednesday. 3. School breakfast bags - providing daily during term time to a local school for children who are unable to access breakfast clubs. 4. Regular free baking sessions for local people. We aim to expand our provision by working with partner organisations particularly in East and West End locations in Newcastle.

What we'll deliver:

  • 300 Free meals/breakfast bags
  • 6 baking sessions
  • 200 Stottie baking kits

Why it's a great idea:

Our free food and baking course provision at our existing bakery in Shieldfield has seen an eightfold increase in demand between january and august 2023. We have secured the name National Stottie Week to run in February starting 2024. Through tNational Stottie Week we want to demonstrate the 'Power of the Stottie' to help address the challenges faced by individuals in communities across Newcastle.

Steps to get it done:

  • Launch National Stottie Week
  • Deliver stottie baking sessions
  • Distribute free food
  • Distribute stottie baking kits

Healthy affordable food is a basic human right and we aim to show how this can be achieved through National Stottie Week. The project will involve food provision, learning about local food culture and develop baking skills.

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Newcastle City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £7,122

10 Stottie baking session - £2,000 (28%)
150 Stottie baking kits - £1,500 (21%)
200 free meals - £1,500 (21%)
Baking sessions - £1,200 (17%)
Baking kits - £600 (8%)
Other - £322 (5%)

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.

10 Stottie baking session
150 Stottie baking kits
200 free meals
Baking sessions
Baking kits
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees

Total £7,122

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