Fishguard’s Transition Cafe is entering the dragons' lair today (Tuesday) in a bid to secure £10,000 worth of funding.
The cafe, which is part of Transition Bro Gwaun’s surplus food project, will go before a panel of five dragons as part of Hay Festival’s Future Green Dragons event.
It has been shortlisted in the sustainable communities category and will go head to head with four other projects. They will have just three minutes each to tell a story that will capture the hearts, minds and cheque books of the dragons.
The winning project will gain grant funding of up to £10,000 from the Welsh Government to scale up and deliver their work.
The Transition Cafe reduces carbon by preventing an average of 100 kilos of food going to landfill each week. Volunteers collect surplus food from local shops and businesses and use energy efficient catering methods to turn much of this into affordable, healthy meals.
The cafe launched in June 2013 and is currently open from Tuesday to Friday, serving healthy affordable meals prepared and served by an enthusiastic team of more than 30 volunteers and four paid staff.