During the first year of the programme we will run three pilot projects to trial approaches that engage experts by experience in setting the strategy of a food poverty alliance and developing action plans. These will explore different tools for community participation, voice and empowerment which will then be delivered in a further 12 areas over the following years. The pilots will run from March 2018 - March 2019 and will receive support from programme staff and a strong process to evaluate what works well.
Each year the network focuses action and financial support on a key issue of common concern and opportunity. The theme is chosen based on consultation with alliance members and announced at the start of each year. For 2018-2019 the focus is on action to maximise family income and six member alliances have received financial support for projects on this theme. We also host monthly webinars on related topics that feature speakers from local alliances sharing details of work in this area.
Key dates for 2018-2019
11: Webinar: Evaluating your alliance's impact
19: South West Regional Learning Network meeting (Plymouth)
3: Financial support open for applications on alliance development and local evaluation
3: Peer mentor recruitment opens for North West, North East & Yorkshire, South West and East of England
17: North West Regional Learning Network (Preston)
26: Webinar: Healthy Start: Improving uptake and understanding (register to join)
1: South East Regional Learning Network meeting (Brighton & Hove)
16: End Hunger UK conference (London)
25: Webinar (topic TBC)
29: North East & Yorkshire Regional Learning Network (Newcastle)
2: DEADLINE for alliance development, local evaluation and peer mentor applications
20: Webinar (topic TBC)
17: North West Regional Learning Network (Liverpool)
19: Webinar (topic TBC)
14: Financial support open for applications on annual theme and engaging experts by experience
21: North East & Yorkshire Regional Learning Network (York)
1: DEADLINE for annual theme and engaging experts by experience financial support applications
For further information about any of the key dates or events above, please contact Maddie Guerlain.