We’ve been rocked by the devastation and uncertainty that COVID-19 presents to us locally and as a global community. Our thoughts are with everyone, particularly all our colleagues and friends who are rapidly working to re-design how to connect with communities and provide local food, albeit at a distance.
We thought long and hard about whether now was still an appropriate time to launch Ripe for Change. However, with large-scale disruption and uncertainty also comes innovation, ideas and the urgent need to test new ways of doing things. This rings true for our local food system, more than ever.
We are beginning to learn that the ramifications of this global pandemic will not be temporary, so in the face of growing uncertainty, we hope that Ripe for Change delivers a glimmer of possibility and injects some much-needed funding into a space we are exceptionally proud of being able to support.
We look forward to hearing about your positive and community minded projects to help our society move towards a healthier, more resilient and connected future.
Thank you, The Ripe for Change Team x
Please Note: If your project proposal involves the gathering of people, and you are successful, there will be flexibility around deliverables given the uncertainty we are currently experiencing.