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NOW Announces Latest Totnes Wellbeing Fund Recipients

Nourishing familiesThe Totnes Wellbeing Fund aims to support individuals and community groups in and around Totnes (Devon, UK), offering small seed grants to help turn great ideas to boost wellbeing into reality. In latest news, NOW is delighted to announce two of the latest recipients of the Totnes Wellbeing Fund: Bodykind Festival and Nourishing Families.

We’re keen to support initiatives where a little input from us could really enhance personal, community and environmental wellbeing, because a small change can make a big difference. We’re so excited about the amazing work of all recent Totnes Wellbeing Fund (TWF) recipients, and would like to tell you a little more about them in this post.

You can find videos about previous Totnes Wellbeing Fund recipients on our videos page, and you can find further details about the Fund and how to apply here. The deadline for the next round of funding is Friday 15th December 2017. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch.

Bodykind Festival

Bodykind Festival is about honouring life in its various forms, rather than comparing oneself or anyone else to an external concept of beauty. This is event is happening from 13th to 15th October in Totnes, and will offer inspiring speakers, workshops, art, film, dance, theatre, song, and more. It's a grassroots, non-profit, whole-community event, genuinely inclusive, encouraging everyone to look at ways of feeling more comfortable in their own skin, looking at size, shape, age, colour, gender, sexuality and disability.

Bodykind Festival's core principles are:

  • Promoting inclusivity 
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Illuminating and challenging non-acceptance 
  • Meeting fear and shame with sensitivity and kindness.

For further information, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bodykindfestival/

Nourishing Families

Nourishing Families is a project that offers programmes and workshops for families to engage more with healthy, sustainable and local food. Critically it also focuses on all the other aspects of what makes for a nourishing family meal: the rituals and daily practices around preparing and eating together, such as eating around a table with no distractions, which in today’s society is increasingly being eroded (research suggests that under a third of UK families eat together each night). This initiative believes that how we eat together is as important as what we eat, and the programme for parents supports them make incremental changes to transform their approach to food and mealtimes with the aim of improving diet and family connection.

For further information, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kandonutrition/ and their new website: http://www.nourishingfamilies.weebly.com.

Find out more

You can find out more and watch further videos from previous recipients here. Huge thanks to all those who have applied and supported the Totnes Wellbeing Fund.

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