Brent residents are being invited to apply for grants of up to £1000 to host a special lunch for their whole community.
The initiative forms part of the Commonwealth Big Lunch scheme, delivered in partnership with the Eden Project. This April the UK will host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and millions of people in 52 countries will get together to share food and celebrate their connections.
Under the Big Lunch scheme, resident groups can apply for funding to get together with friends and neighbours and celebrate being a community. The lunches will run until Sunday 22 April and may also offer a chance for those attending to discuss policies, local issues, and share what they have in common.
Your Big Lunch could be large or small; it could be a garden party, business meeting, school lunch or something completely different. With a deadline of Sunday 18 March, residents are urged to get their thinking caps on to take advantage of this opportunity.
The Mayor of Brent, Cllr Bhagwanji Chohan said:
"I'm delighted to be supporting the Community Big Lunch initiative and strongly encourage residents to get involved. It's a fantastic way to bring our communities together and celebrate our unique cultural diversity through sharing a meal together."
To apply for a grant please download and complete the application form and send it to VoluntarySector@brent.gov.uk . The deadline for applications is Sunday 18 March 2018