The Unity Community Fridge

by Shiva-Trust-Charity in Rossendale, Lancashire, United Kingdom

We did it
On 13th December 2022 we successfully raised £4,213 ( + est. £217.50 Gift Aid ) with 40 supporters in 70 days

A Community Fridge is a space where anyone can exchange food and reduce waste. A space where growing your own food is promoted & supported.

by Shiva-Trust-Charity in Rossendale, Lancashire, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

We will use the extra funds to set up more community fridges with lots of add on activities for local Communities.We will continue to support people in need of food during this difficult time . We will also work hard , encouraging others to grow food at home with resources to support growing food.


Help us to bring the community together through the exchange of food. Help us reduce food waste. Grow food. Advocate more sustainable relationships with food. Promote community cohesion. Share skills within the community.

Shiva Trust charity has been providing food to those in need for the last 10 years. We have also always offered other practical support alongside the provision of food. Support to help overcome difficult situations for individuals and families who are experiencing hard times. In the past we have held pop up cafes, delivered food parcels and provisions, donated food donations to food banks and other agencies/organisations. 

Our brand new and exciting project is our Community Fridge Project.

The Unity Fridge is a community project providing good food for everyone.

A community fridge is a space where anyone can exchange food that would otherwise go to waste. Run by local volunteers our fridge will provide a positive social space for local visitors to learn more about food, sustainable eating, and the value of growing your own food and eating on a budget.

The UK's first community fridge was trialled in 2016. Since then, hundreds of community fridges have taken root across the UK helping thousands connect with their neighbours, access nutritious food, save money and reduce waste.

The Unity fridge is open to all, a friendly place and is accessible and community led. The focus is on the impact of reducing food waste. Our fridge is also a space to access new skills and make new friends.

The fridge is a collaboration between Shiva Trust Charity and Rawtenstall Unitarian Church.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£10 or more

A big thank you on Facebook

A big thank you on The Unity Fridge Facebook page.

£20 or more

Prasada Vegan Cream

One pot of Prasada Vegan face cream retails at £15.99

£50 or more

25 packets of incense in a bundle

25 packets of incense which are hand rolled using the Indian masala method.

£100 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Ramana Devi Self Assessment

Ramana Devi Self assessment is a profile of all human attributes. Looking at all aspects of a person and is a great way to clearly define your strengths and weaknesses. The profile is written up as a comprehensive report, it gives clear and concise guidance and instructions for a successful life.

£600 or more

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Ramana Devi Intensive

Ramana Devi 2 day intensive. Over night stay in a very unique Eco pod or self contained guest room in the countryside. Two days of intense inner work with Ramana Devi. The intensive gets your life on the right track and sets you up with new goals for the coming year. Everyone who has completed an intensive has had massive transformations.

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