This series of videos support initiatives to develop their own vegan community cookery school.

Setting up a vegan community cookery school

Made In Hackney has grown to work nationally – and now globally – to tackle social isolation, health inequalities and build community through plant-based community cooking classes. Join founder Sarah Bentley and find out about the challenges faced in the early days and how to navigate them.

49 min

Funding & finance

How to get funded is one of your first challenges. Join Made In Hackney Development Manager Fran Humber to explore the magic art of fundraising!

48 min

Funding applications

How do you write a successful grant application? In this session Made In Hackney Development Manager Fran Humber discusses example funding applications, highlighting good and not so good practice and shares valuable tips.

40 min

Building a team

If you are starting a community cookery school, you can’t do it solo! Former Made In Hackney Operations Manager, Nynke Brett, shares her experience helping building the charity up over several years.

39 min

Marketing & social media

Made In Hackney founder Sarah Bentley shares her top tricks & tips on marketing, communications and social media.

53 min

Introduction to plant-based nutrition

How do you get all the nutrition you need on a plant-based diet? Join Hannah Walker, registered dietitian and Made In Hackney teacher and nutritional consultant, she knows all about healthy plant-based food.

56 min

Running vegan cooking classes

Made In Hackney teacher Sareta Puri shares her years of experience in bringing people together in joyful healthy cooking classes.

48 min

Impact & evaluation

A successful vegan community kitchen has a real impact. How do you measure that and how do you communicate your impact to your funders? Learn from Made In Hackney’s Development Manager Fran Humber how to build impact and evaluation into your project from the start.

41 min