The Project

Do you have an interest in cooking? Are you a budding chef of the future?
If you have answered yes, we can help!

The Project is a FREE after school programme for young people aged 11+ offering cooking activities, helping you to take the next steps towards your dream.

To join The Project, you must:

  • Be attending a secondary school within the Hastings or St Leonards area

  • Be committed to attending the 10 week course which will help you to build teamwork and cooking skills

Sessions will run from the St Nicholas Centre, 66 London Road, St Leonards on Sea, between
4-6pm once a week. The course will include a visit to a professional kitchen and the final session will allow you to show off your cooking skills to your family.
The project is funded through the Hastings Opportunity Area, Broadening Horizons fund and courses will run throughout the year. Contact JP, on 01424 423683 ext. 34 or e-mail for further details and to book a space.


I have been at FSN since 2010. When I first came I knew about it because the fellowship was founded on Christian principles 80 years ago. Volunteering has changed my life. It is not only the staff who are always there to help you when you are at your lowest and feel down, but it is also a place where you can come and meet people. Volunteering for FSN has changed my life.

- FSN Volunteer

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- Health Visitor - St. Nick's Nursery

I just want to thank everyone at FSN who have made the last two years so amazing. I have learnt so much and met so many inspiring people. The work you do with the community truly changes lives, as it changed mine. The courses you provide have led me into employment and given me the skills to create a life for myself.
I will continue to sing your praises to those that I meet and tell people about the amazing work that you do and hope that FSN thrives for many years to come. I know you'll touch many lives as you did mine.

- FSN Volunteer

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- Community Connectors, Southdown

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