We ask all our team to contribute £15 to the cost of catering for each event. Team food costs >£15 per day per person for the three meals provided, and the same costs are charged to us regardless of age or appetite! Whilst New Wine chooses to meet most of the catering costs to support and value our volunteer teams, we hope that you understand the need for each volunteer to make a small contribution towards this cost (which can total >£400,000 for New Wine, depending on take-up).
The catering charge was first introduced when we moved to Peterborough and began to use the professional catering provider, which is required as part of our contract with the Showground.
We don’t want this to be a barrier to team recruitment and so bursaries of up to £10 will be available to subsidise the cost of team food, applications will be assessed on a case by case basis. These application forms can be accessed via the sign-up page or on request from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team volunteers can also select the option to self-cater if they prefer, and in that scenario no catering contribution will be applied to their booking.