Big Lottery Fund

The first five years of the Food for Life Partnership was funded by £16.9 million from the Big Lottery Fund, the largest distributor of National Lottery good cause funding.

The Big Lottery Fund support for the partnership comes from its £165m Well-being programme, which provides funding to support the development of healthier lifestyles and to improve well-being. Full details of the work of the Big Lottery Fund, its programmes and awards are available on the website:

Thanks to this funding we were able to establish the programme and build a highly successful, independently evaluated model working with nearly 5,000 schools throughout England. In 2012, FFLP were awarded £1 million from the Big Lottery to assist in our transition to a locally commissioned model.

In May 2013 we were awarded a further £3.6 million by the Big Lottery Fund to support the continued development of the Food for Life Partnership for a further two years. The grant will support the development of our successful whole settings approach into new areas such as early years, hospitals, workplaces, universities and care homes. This will take place alongside the continued commissioning of our schools programme by local authorities throughout England.

The number of children eating five or more portions of fruit and veg increased by 28% in FFLP primary schools

Big Lottery Fund

Every year the Big Lottery Fund gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to good causes. The money goes to community groups and to projects that improve health, education and the environment.