The Family Food Aid Fund is now open. Food charities and other community organisations can apply for funding to support access to food to specifically support families with children and young people.
Grants of up to £2,000 will go to small, local charities and community organisations that meet our eligibility criteria. This is restricted funding that can only go towards supporting families on a low income with children and young people to support:
FOOD FOR FAMILIES - We will provide easy access to nutritious food and balanced meals for families with a limited budget.
YOUNG PEOPLE - We will support future generations by prioritising the wellbeing of children and young people struggling with food insecurity.
To apply to the Food Aid Family Fund click here.
This is a rolling programme.
Please note: Your organisation must evidence that you are working safely and adhering to government guidelines on COVID-19 virus.
Please read the guidance on applying to this fund here.
Please note: Individuals cannot apply, and the fund cannot be used to support personal needs on an individual basis. We cannot accept applications from businesses
Is my group eligible?
Your project can be a new activity, start up costs for a new group or service or building on the good work you already do. Revenue and Capital Funding is eligible.
Your group must be a small, locally managed, voluntary, community or self-help group.
Your total budget for the project you are applying for cannot be more than £20,000
You must have people volunteering to help with your activity, who are not part of your management committee
You must have a set of written rules or a constitution that your group adheres to. We can help advise you on how to do this especially if you are a new group
If volunteers will privately contact vulnerable people or children, you must take care to ensure that young people or vulnerable people taking part in your activity do not come to any harm whilst in your care. To this end, you must have written procedures for keeping young people and/or vulnerable people safe otherwise known as a Child Protection or Vulnerable people’s policy. This will be needed as a condition of funding. If you do not have such a policy, visit our Training & Resources section to download an example