Money set aside to cook up some healthy new ideas

8083---Building-Stafford-anMoney is up for grabs for cookery clubs in Stafford Borough as one of a number of initiatives aimed at improving health and wellbeing.

Nearly £9,000 from a new health fund will focus on nutrition and healthy eating and provide support for the clubs, menu planning and food co-operatives – which give access to low cost foods to enable a healthy balanced diet.

The Stafford and Surrounds Community Health and Wellbeing Prevention Fund will help fund initiatives for older people and vulnerable adults through preventative work in the borough.

Organisations who want to deliver the projects have until Monday 28 April to apply for a share of the money.

More details about the new funding and how to apply can be found on the borough council’s website at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/stafford-and-surrounds-community-health-and-wellbeing-prevention-fund

Councillor Frank Finlay, cabinet member for environment and health at the borough council, said:

“Health and wellbeing is one of our top priorities and I hope this money can support initiatives which will improve the diets of some of the more vulnerable members of our community.”

The money for the fund has been provided by Staffordshire County Council and will be commissioned by the Stafford and Surrounds Health and Wellbeing Group.