Fundraiser commission

Incredible Edible Lambeth is looking for an experienced fundraiser to raise £30,000 to support a
five-day a week post covering community engagement, promotions, business development,
evaluation and administration. The funds for the post are key to realising the new business plan.

The fundraising commission includes developing a funding strategy and submitting bid(s). We
anticipate this could include a number of submissions. A fee of £1,700 is available and will be paid
on submission of the bid(s), which are to be made by 30th July 2016.

Full details of the commission are here  IEL Fundraiser commission 2016

To apply: please contact Ann Bodkin (chair) with a CV and brief covering letter introducing
yourself, explaining why you are applying and what you would bring to the role. Please send your
email to: with ‘IEL fundraising role’ in the email subject heading.
We’re inviting applications by 30th May 2016.   Good luck and please spread the word.

Would you like to help to manage IEL’s finances and be our treasurer ?

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We’re looking for a volunteer treasurer to join our highly skilled and committed Incredible Edible Lambeth (IEL) board, to help to continue to strengthen our local food system network.

IEL have a new three-year IEL Business Plan 2016-19, nurtured with support from Esmee Fairbairn, as part of the Growing Lambeth project. The treasurer will have responsibility to ensure the resilient financial management of the board.

Here’s the full details of the voluntary role, application process and the role description IEL Treasurer JD

To apply: please send a CV and brief covering letter introducing yourself, explaining why you are applying and what you would bring to the role. We’re inviting applications by 15th June 2016. Please send any questions and/or your application to including ‘IEL Treasurer role’ in the email subject heading. Many thanks.

Find out more about how we support & celebrate food activism in our IEL annual report 2015-16

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for spreading the word across your networks too.


Support the green waste site at Clapham Common

bandstand_bedsThe site at present has limited access with no clear pathways and uneven ground and the compost quality is low. The proposed development is to reinforce the compost bays, install an accessible path and improve the composting systems to make the site fit for purpose.

It will encourage more people to collect compost and support more people to grow. We know that access to resources such as compost can be a big barrier for people being able to get started and sustain their growing projects.

We would love the IEL network to get behind this project with your urgent help with the bid. A letter of support would be fantastic, especially if you have used the compost created on site from one of the compost give-aways.   A draft letter is attached Clapham Common Green waste site Draft letter of support-1

Please return by Thursday 11 February to and cc’d to

Many thanks from the Incredible Edible Lambeth crew

Thank you for coming to our fifth birthday party

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We loved being together sharing delicious conversation & food.
Thanks Magpie Kitchen at Roots and Shoots.

We want to carry on the open question – what do we want to happen this year ?
Here’s your starters ….we want to develop a meaningful offer for volunteers…..  ‘How can we learn from Brixton People’s Kitchen and Loughborough Junction?’ ….Let’s tell our own stories – articles for Brixton Bugle please …. social media training….small grants….more social gatherings.

Here’s details of the final round of applications for Love Your Roots
Open for applications until 22February 2016, with spend evidenced by 30March 2016.

Congratulations to Wayne Trevor and Helen Steer, elected as new Directors.

Thank you for sharing your time, skills, food passions, and friendships.
Here’s a snapshot of our story -IEL annual report 2015-16 .

best wishes
Ann Bodkin, Helen Steer, Mak Gilchrist, Marj Landels, Sue Sheehan, Tori Sherwin & Wayne Trevor
Incredible Edible Lambeth CIC Directors 2016

Incredible Edible Lambeth – Supporting and celebrating food activism & AGM

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Incredible Edible Lambeth: Supporting and celebrating food activism & AGM
Saturday 23 January 2016 at 3pm – 6pm
held at Roots and Shoots Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington SE11 6DN

It’s our fifth birthday and we would like to invite you our annual celebration. We’ll celebrate and explore – through a lively workshop – the next steps for the network, share birthday tea (with a special Lambeth twist) and hold our AGM, including election of board members (5pm)

We are seeking to elect two new board members to join the existing team of five Directors.  If you have time and commitment to the network and the needs of Lambeth, please do consider a role on the board.  In particular we would love to hear from you if you can offer financial skills in fundraising and business development in a voluntary capacity. Please nominate yourself by completing the application form and return by Thursday 21st January.

Please RSVP your attendance at the AGM via Eventbrite, twitter @EdibleLambeth or the Facebook group Incredible Edible Lambeth or

IEL board nomination form 2016

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Love Your Roots – funds for Lambeth food growers

Posted December 7, 2015 by Ann Bodkin

Love Your Roots Nov 2015v3

We are delighted to extend the Love Your Roots programme until February 2016. Over 40 food growing projects have been supported so far and we would love there to be more. Get plotting that winter work!

As with previous rounds the awards are for £100 or £500 for community growing groups, plus an Innovation Award of up to £2,500 has been introduced. This recognises your big idea to advance a collaboration of community food growing with trade and education.

To apply please download, save and fill in the application form and then email to . For detail information see the Love Your Roots grant criteria

For the Innovation Award please discuss your big idea by 25 January 2016, either by email or discuss with an IEL board member at this year’s annual celebration & AGM on 23 January 2016 – details TBC.

Applications are open until 22 February 2016 with the award to be spent by March 2016.  Awards will be made through December, January and February ,

Flyers are also available at your local food growing hub – Brockwell Community Greenhouses, Streatham Common Community Garden , Myatts Field Park , Rosendale Allotments 

Good luck !

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