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How to… build partnerships to benefit your local community


This is first in our video series where experts from different sectors share practical advice to help you with your own low-carbon initiatives.

In this episode – “How to…build partnerships to benefit local communities” – Fiona Bell of CropDrop shared her experience of setting up a new organisation during the pandemic, and how working collaboratively is vital to its ongoing success.

Fiona has volunteered with Bath & NE Somerset projects using affordable food since 2013, including Bath Foodcycle, ‘Bread for Breakfast’, Keynsham Community Fridge and the Sustainable Food Partnership. She chaired the Bath & NE Somerset Volunteer Centre from 2014-18. Fiona is a co-founder of CropDrop, launched in August 2020, which shares abundant allotment produce with local food projects. She is motivated by fairness, kindness and connections for good.

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