We have been shortlisted for a RBS grant from the Skills and Opportunities Fund. Please log on to the website and make the following programme possible by voting for us. click here to go to the voting page
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We are Elgin Youth Development Group, a charity and social enterprise aiming to help local people of all ages to live their life to the full.
We run a wide range of projects and activities including a drop-in Youth Cafe, after school clubs, holiday and evening activities for young people and a recently-opened community kitchen and meeting hub. We’d like your help to start the Inkwell Catering Academy in our venue hire and catering social enterprise. We’ll offer training and work placements to young people living in Moray.
Your funding will be used to create four six-month supported and paid for work placements within our venue hire and catering social enterprise for local people aged 16 or over. They will also go through a programme of 24 training and qualification courses including REHIS (The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland) Elementary Food Hygiene, child protection, first aid and modules designed to improve key life skills including finances, administration and time management.
We expect to improve the confidence, skills, qualifications and employability of all participants in the project.
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Inkwell Community Kitchen Goes Live!
The open afternoon on Thursday 21 Jul 2016 proved a huge success and has provided us with some firm direction for moving forward. A big thanks to everyone who came.
The kitchen will be opening its doors on Monday 1 August with a full week of classes and events.
Monday – (10am – 12pm): Cooking session with Moray Women’s Aid
(1pm – 6pm): EYC Cookathon (FULL)
Tuesday – (9.30am – 12.30pm & 1pm – 4pm): Zero Waste Cooking/Theory Session – the inaugural course of the Climate Challenge Fund project. Attendees will be making Soup and Banana Bread. There are still places available on this course; please contact Angela Theobald to book or refer individual places (email address: email@example.com)
(1pm – 6pm) : EYC Cookathon (FULL)
Wednesday – (9.30am – 12.30pm & 1pm – 4pm) : Zero Waste Cooking/Theory Session. Attendees will be making Stir Fry and Blueberry & Banana Muffins. There are still places available on this course; please contact Angela Theobald to book or refer individual places (email address: firstname.lastname@example.org)
(1pm – 6pm): EYC Cookathon (FULL)
Thursday – (8am – 6pm): EYC Cookathon (FULL)
Friday – (9.30am – 12.30pm): ‘Cooking for One’ An opportunity to demonstrate that cooking for one can be fun and easy, as well as nutritional! Places are available for this session, please contact Penny (email address: email@example.com) to book/refer individual places.
If you fancy any of the classes or want to chat about your own ideas for cooking sessions, please contact either Penny or Angela on 01343 548300
In an exciting development, the first half of 2016 will see the construction of the new community kitchen. The new development will provide the group with a ‘state of the art’ teaching kitchen from which many of our projects will deliver new opportunities for the community. The kitchen development has been in the planning / funding stage for several years and is now finally going ahead. The new development will greatly increase our ability to self-fund a significantly proportion of our annual costs.
You can keep track of progress on Twitter @inkwellmoray and there are also a selection of pictures here…
Old beams are revealed for the first time
The old outside wall
New outside wall taking shape
Inkwell main conference room
Kitchen units arriving
New back door to the kitchen
Kitchen back wall
New hobs and scullery
Larder cupboards and serving hatch
Start of the painting – blue and orange!
Each day sees a little more
Getting close now… changing colour
Window frame painting
Just need to find some lights
New bin area