Funding to connect your community through food

Apply for funding of up to £150 for your Get Together today.

Food for Life Get Togethers harnesses the power of good food to connect and bring together people of all ages and from different backgrounds.  

Together we can get more people eating healthily, strengthen our communities and reduce experience of loneliness and social isolation. 

We're offering small grants of £150 from June 2020 to April 2021. The grants are to support community led food growing, cooking and sharing activity and Get Togethers.  

Download the application form, guidance and terms in English or Welsh

We welcome applications which have a focus on one or more of the following:

  • Food activity that has potential to be long term and become a normal and regular activity your community just does 
  • Food based activity that is community led and created together with the people and communities who will benefit 
  • Food activity which includes people and groups from disadvantaged and diverse communities  
  • Activity that brings people, households, streets, neighbourhoods & communities together through food 
  • Food activity which tackles or reduces experience of loneliness or social isolation for younger and older people in your community 
  • Food activity which encourages people to have a more positive attitude to ageing and/or people from backgrounds different to their own 
  • Online and virtual ways to meaningfully Get Together through good food, cooking, growing or sharing  
We are taking applications for funding from the following areas: 
  • Birmingham, Stoke on Trent, Walsall 
  • Leicester City, Leicestershire, Nottingham City 
  • Hull, Calderdale, Kirklees, Sheffield 
  • Rochdale, Salford, Wigan 
  • Betsi Cadwaladr, Aneuran Bevan, Cardiff and Vale  
  • Belfast, Fermanagh and Omagh District, Newry, Mourne and Down District  
  • Glasgow, Inverclyde, Edinburgh  
Who can apply? 

The grant is open to not-for-profit groups and settings.  If you want to have a Get Together with people from households or your neighbourhood you will need to apply for the grant through a not-for-profit group that has its own bank account. 

Closing dates for application rounds are specified in the application form. We reserve the right to close the application rounds early if they are oversubscribed.   

Download the application form, guidance and terms in English or Welsh.

Get in touch!

If you’d like to talk more about your Get Together ideas, small grants and additional support on offer through the programme, get in touch with your local contact either by email or via Twitter:

Scotland - Joe Hind, Regional Programme Manager or @FFLGTs_Scotland
Wales - Louise Shute, Regional Programme Manager or @FFLGTs_Cymru
Northern Ireland - Catherine Armstrong, Regional Programme Manager or @FFLGTs_NI
North of England - Kerry Page, Regional Programme Manager or @FFLGTs_North
East & West Midlands - Rachel Wooldridge, Regional Programme Manager or @FFLGTs_Midlands

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