Melanin Health & Wellness was born out of the need to provide nutritional, culturally appropriate meals to people from marginalised ethnic groups.

The initial focus was on delivering meals to children in receipt of free school meals during the school holidays. But the project evolved into providing training and support around food management, budgeting, and nutritional advice. It also addressed the relationship between food and mental health for low-income families from marginalised backgrounds.

Melanin Health & Wellness have now secured a 5-year lease on a community hub to expand their activities. We’ve helped them through seed funding, admin support and capacity building. All of which has enabled them to develop a sustainable structure and develop processes for a thriving community organisation.