The Splo-down food co-op based on Splott Road.

Inside Splo-down: The Splott food group who’ve just received a £10,000 lottery grant

Splo-down was formed two-and-a half years ago and has grown to have over 500 members

A SPLOTT community food operative has received almost £10,000 from the Lottery Awards for All, helping them to buy a shipping container to store equipment and products.

The Splo-down food co-op are based at Oasis Cardiff on Splott Road and run a weekly market stall where people from Splott, Adamsdown and Tremorfa can access affordable fresh food and household items.

The Awards for All grant is given to organisations that show evidence of bringing people together to build strong relationships in communities, improve the places and spaces that matter to communities and support communities facing challenges because of the cost-of-living crisis. 

Splo-down uses variable pricing to ensure that they’re accessible to everyone in the community. Refugees, unemployed people, and those struggling to afford food pay less, while those with the ability to pay more, do so. 

The Cardiffian spoke to volunteers to find out more about the organisation and what the lottery funding will mean for them long-term.