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Press Release - Jan 2017

Heritage Foodie GroupPogim, a community organisation in Conwy, has received a confirmed grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Young Roots programme for the Conwy Food Heritage project.

This funding gives the young people the opportunity to look at food heritage as part of our cultural identity and protect our food heritage for the future.

We will be spending the next year exploring how different foods have been prepared and how they’ve brought people together in the town throughout history right up to today.

We want to find out more about our traditions, record local memories and stories as well as finding out about past and present food events.

With help from CADW, The National Trust, and Youth Friendly we’ll deliver this as a young people volunteer project providing a range of skills. Hopefully we can inspire and engage the community to get involved and learn about food heritage too.

“We’re all really excited and thankful for the opportunities this funding gives us. The young people involved put a lot of time and thought into the application process and are thrilled that they get to work through their project plan and explore the Food Heritage in Conwy. All I can say is ‘thank you’ it’s going to be a fun year!”
Beth Dyer
“Thanks to National Lottery players our Young Roots programme helps young people to bring fresh ideas and energy to the task of learning about heritage. The Conwy Food Heritage Project is an excellent example of how they can get involved, take decisions, develop new skills and interests, connect with their communities and have fun. Conwy is also a priority development area for HLF and we would like to encourage more applications from this part of Wales.”
Richard Bellamy, Head of HLF in Wales

About Pogim

Pogim works to promote community, belonging, resilience and wellbeing. We're an enthusiastic team of people from all different backgrounds coming together because we see the amazing potential of children, young people and families in our community and across Wales. We enjoy developing resources and projects that inspire and nurture resilience, aspiration and the ability for people to live awake to the opportunities and challenges of life.

About the Heritage Lottery Fund

Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about - from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.hlf.org.uk @heritagelottery