Feast of Fun

The one thing the team want you to know

This project has a target community of children from wards with high levels of deprivation or households with identified vulnerabilities. The beneficiaries are relationally known through the churches and the food support given forms part of a larger wrap around provision of assistance. We have reduced the amount of funding requested on learning how many groups have applied and range of excellent and innovative projects being suggested. We recognise the importance of as many people being impacted in as many ways possible during the cost of living crisis. We are always open to collaboration where appropriate. Thank you.

Project description

TPT seeks funding for 9 months of our Feast of Fun programme. The benefitting children and families are known to churches and are identified at risk of hunger during the school holidays without this provision. TPT has a 6 year proven track record of church collaboration to provide this programme, which typically offers free, safe and local activities plus meals for attending children. The events not only provide food but also offer a chance for families to connect and positive stories for children to share with their peers when they return to school. This year we are anticipating an even higher take up of the meal provision as more families are seeking assistance during this cost of living crisis. Warm spaces in church buildings this winter alone have already connected many more families with church support. Churches will provide venues, volunteers, activities and signposting so the meals are the only remaining cost. Due to the scale of meals needed and TPT’s existing networks and connections we are seeking just £1.25 per child in order to provide 4,000 healthy meals throughout the school holidays from Feb – October 2023.

Funding needed £5000

What group or groups of people will the project be working with and why?

Feast of Fun is targeted at children in lower income or vulnerable households who are at risk of holiday hunger when out of school. Due to the relational connection with the families the churches will also look out for parents or carers who are also skipping meals to provide food for them in a discreet and dignified way during the event.

What areas will the project be working in? EACH CHURCH WILL ONLY BE SERVING THEIR OWN IMMEDIATE NEIGHBOURHOOD however due to there being multiple churches taking part, there are also multiple neighbourhoods being supported including:
St Budeaux
Barne Barton

What is the group or organisations track record? Track record:
Been delivering for many years

How new is the idea? Experimentation:
Been delivering for years


Salaries & peoples time 0%

Project costs 100%

Event/hire/rent 0%

IT spend 0%

Core costs 0%

Capital 0%

Organisations involved

TPT will be working with up to 30 churches to deliver this project

Onward community drop in activities

The one thing the team want you to know

By continuing to be able support vunearable local residents

Project description

Oue plan is to build on the support we already give and this would include some sessional work so that this can be even more effective. It wil alsol include supporting our weekly food aid drop in but also to run some identified well being sessions.

We know there is a need for this from the number of people coming and feedback that we have recieved. Such as “this has kept me alive” I look forward to coming all week” “I feel more comfortable coming here to get support” “it is a lifeline”

Case study: A resident’s husband had a stroke and she had no access to finance at that point, we were able to supply her with some food essentials and a small grant to help with her heating. She has a condition that causes her to need to keep warm.

Funding needed £5.000

What group or groups of people will the project be working with and why?

It is aimed at anyone in the community seeking support but also those suffering with mental health and stress related conditions.

What areas will the project be working in? Our main Council ward area is in Greenbank “including the University” but we are also very close to Mutley, Lipson and Mount Gould. Although we aim to keep it local to Greenbank we do not turn anyone away.

What is the group or organisations track record? Track record:
Been going for a few years

How new is the idea? Experimentation:
Established for a year


Salaries & peoples time 20%

Project costs 40%

Event/hire/rent 10%

IT spend 10%

Core costs 10%

Capital 10%

Organisations involved

Mutley Greenbank Trust, Mindful art

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Stakeholder meeting notes

Running order for the evening:

  1. Networking
  2. Weighting the criteria
  3. Close

We ran a simple exercise with those that came along on the evening to weight the criteria that will be used during scoring. 

31 people attended from 24 of the 33 organisations that submitted an idea. 


The scoresheets from each table

Using these weightings we can see that there is a strong preference for small, targeted grants with some preference for neighbourhood work that has a track record using established ideas.

We will mathematically combine these scores to create standardised weightings that will be applied to the applications.

This will represent 50% of the overall score with a further 50% coming from the voting stage.