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Stoves reopens Community Kitchens Competition
A community projects fund, run by British cooking appliance brand Stoves, has reopened after being been inundated with hundreds of entries from charities across the UK.
The £20,000 Stoves Community Kitchens campaign aims to place the kitchen at the heart of local communities by helping community organisations to transform their kitchen facilities.
The competition asks people to nominate charities and organisations which have a positive impact on their local communities. In the last year, more than 400 nominations were received from community projects across the country, with more than 11,000 votes cast to choose the winners.
In January this year, the first prize of £5,000 of Stoves cooking appliances went to the Moorland Community Centre in Splott, Cardiff, which provides hot food and company for older people within the community, including serving two courses of freshly prepared and cooked food every lunchtime.
Other winners included a South Tyneside-based charity, Hospitality and Hope, which provides grassroots support to the homeless and deprived, and Tees Valley-based community and schools project, Little Sprouts CIC - which delivers cooking workshops within the community.
The competition has now reopened and nominations will be accepted via the Stoves website and should explain in no more than 300 words why the community initiative deserves to win. Once the nomination period has closed, a shortlist will be announced and this will then be put to a public vote. The projects which receive the most votes will then be awarded bronze, silver and gold prize packages, worth between £2,000 and £5,000.
The deadline for nominations is midnight on Sunday, June 11th.
21st April 2017