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Cloch wins funding to distribute cook books to tenants

Tenants of Cloch Housing Association have been sent a pack with two cookbooks to encourage imagination, fun and nutrition with cheap healthy meals during these strange times.

With just under 1,400 tenants, Cloch successfully applied for £14,000 of Supporting Communities funding to support this project.

All tenants are receiving two cookbooks, The Tin Can Cook Book from award-winning Jack Monroe and The Ladybird Heard Cookbook by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.

Initially the funding was in place to purchase the Tin Can Cook Book but, when the publisher Bluebird Books heard about where the books were going, it generously provided a discount which allowed Cloch to also purchase the children’s cookbook.

Jack Monroe promotes cheap, healthy meals from cans, frozen foods and foodbank parcels. Tenants and staff are being encouraged to cook some of the recipes and post on social media using the hashtag #clochcookoff.

Cloch director Paul McVey said: “This has been a great opportunity to support our tenants in a slightly different way and we love the fact that both cookbooks cater for all our tenants, no matter their skill, budget or household size.”

The Supporting Communities fund was set up by the Scottish Government to provide support to communities across Scotland. Cloch extended its thanks to Community Links Scotland and GWSF for their support in submitting the grant application and to mailing company DM Direct which supported the project by not charging the full amount for sending the two books.