The vision of Bristol Local Food Fund (BLFF) is for every person in Bristol to be able access affordable, good quality food regardless of their situation. The project will support community projects that are helping to reduce unequal access to food, and it recognises that structural inequalities - economic, ethnicity, ability, age, geography play a major role in creating and sustaining disadvantage. BLFF aims to support genuine diversity, equity and inclusion in all its work. We will be honest and open where the project falls short and make efforts to improve. We very much welcome applications from all backgrounds and life experiences, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sex, education, or physical ability.
The Bristol Local Food Fund (BLFF) is a new city-wide fund launching in 2021. The vision of BLFF is of a city where everyone can access good quality, affordable food, regardless of their background or situation.
BLFF will tackle food insecurity and inequality in Bristol by awarding grants and support to community food projects that help people and communities, particularly those that work in areas or support communities that experience the most severe food insecurity.
BLFF will work in collaboration with stakeholders and partners across the city to raise consistent funds and will prioritise diversity, equity and inclusion. Grants will be awarded through a process of participatory grant-making, where people that the fund aims to help will make many of the decisions about how the grant funding process is designed, and how grants are awarded. This process will be led by a diverse and representative Advisory Panel of people from across our city, with lived experience of food insecurity, who will be paid for their expertise and time.
From 2021 - 2022, BLFF will:
Objectives of role
To work as part of a volunteer team to support the Bristol Local Food Fund crowdfunder campaign to achieve its funding target of at least £100,000. This will include supporting the campaign planning process, pre-launch phase, campaign delivery and post-campaign close-down activities.
Activities of the role
The name of the person who the volunteer reports to
You will report to the BLFF Project Manager and work as part of a Campaign Volunteer Team
Bristol, or remote, but essential to have strong links to Bristol.
6 - 12 hours per week, September - November 2021 - flexibility according to the stage of the project.
How the role fits in with the work of the organisation
The project will require at least 3-6 volunteers to work as part of a volunteer team delivering the Crowdfunding Campaign. The volunteer team will work with, and be supported by the Project Manager/Founder of BLFF.
Skills and qualifications:
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org explaining in around 50-100 words why you believe you are a good fit for the role. If you have any questions, please get in touch.