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Vegware celebrates Responsible Business Week with Community Fund film!

Vegware is marking Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Week 2016with a new film on the Vegware Community Fund. The 90-second film meets recipients and explores how the Community Fund supports sustainability non-profits with regular grants or eco packaging donations. During Responsible Business Week 2016 (April 18-22nd), @vegware will also showcase a different Community Fund recipient every day on Twitter.

The Vegware Community Fund supports sustainability in its widest sense, including the built and natural environment, and community projects. The Fund offers monthly grants and monthly or one-off donations of Vegware’s eco catering disposables for fundraising events.

The Community Fund covers hard-to-find core funding. It currently supports 20 projects across the UK and overseas, from ecological conservation in the Amazon to healthy-eating cookery drop-ins in Edinburgh to organic community farming in South Wales. The Fund was re-launched in 2015, winning the FPA’s Corporate Social Responsibility award and growing from 9 recipients to the 20 it supports today.

Business in the Community is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. It offers practical ways for businesses to work together and take action to help tackle some of the key issues facing society. Responsible Business Week is the awareness week for responsible business, and offers an opportunity for businesses and organisations of all sorts to demonstrate the many ways that they can work together to turn ambition into positive action for a fairer society and a more sustainable future.

More information on how to apply to the fund can be found here.

One Man, One dream, One ocean

Picture4Vegware are currently sponsoring Matteo Perrucchini to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic for charity!

Matteo is facing the challenge of rowing from the Canary Isles to Antigua, completely unassisted and 100% self-sufficient to raise much needed funds for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and Associazione Italiana per la Lotta al Neuroblastoma. He has taken supplies with him to last 100 days, and as he will be rowing 14-18 hours each day, he must consume 6000-8000 calories so there is a lot to pack. Vegware’s Community Fund has provided all the packaging Matteo will need to make up his daily ration bags in the most environmentally conscious way possible. In exchange for this donation, Matteo has even offered to put our name on his boat … a first for Vegware!

We just received the following update on Matteo’s trip so far …

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Vegware community fund wins CSR award!

We are delighted to have bagged ourselves a Corporate Social Responsibility award from the FPA last night! The recognition is for our community fund, which supports sustainability in the wider community by giving monthly grants to grassroots non-profit groups and charities. Find out more here, and check out the gallery to see some of the great projects we support in action!