Need help to bring your community closer together through good food?

Apply for a small grant to help you Get Together

Food for Life Get Togethers uses the power of good food to connect people of all ages and from different backgrounds. Let’s get more people eating healthily, strengthen our communities and reduce experience of loneliness and social isolation.

    We're offering small grants of between £50 - £150. The money could support your first intergenerational community Get Together or if you’ve already held one, this grant could support another food gathering ensuring sustainability and ‘Getting Together’ becoming something your community just does! Alternately, you might fancy hosting a larger event with the help of this funding. The grant is simply about enabling people of different generations in your community to Get Together through good food. 

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    Who can apply?

    The grant is open to nurseries, care homes and not-for-profit settings including, but not limited to; schools, community health and social care settings, community groups, housing associations, charities and local groups.

    If you have already received a Get Togethers small grant you are unable to apply again, but if you have community partners you can work with to hold more Get Togethers, your partners are able to apply. We are currently taking applications in the following areas:

    • Birmingham, Stoke on Trent, Walsall
    • Leicester City, Leicestershire, Nottingham
    • Hull, Calderdale, Kirklees, Sheffield
    • Rochdale, Salford, Wigan
    • Belfast, Fermanagh and Omagh District, Newry, Mourne and Down District
    • Glasgow, Inverclyde, Edinburgh
    • Wales- we can accept applications in these areas (health board areas): Cardiff and Vale, Aneurin Bevan and Betsi Cadwaladr
    • Croydon. Download your application for Croydon

    What can you apply for?

    The money can either be used for event costs (transport, marketing, food etc. or equipment (induction hobs, fridges, durable gardening tools, etc).  

    To Apply

    You can download the small grant application, guidance and Terms & Conditions here or you can contact your regional team to have an application form emailed to you (see contacts below). 

    Download an application form for Croydon here

    Before submitting your completed application you will first need to register your Food for Life Get Together on our website in order for us to consider your grant application.

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    Get in touch!

    We love to see what you are up to, tag us on Twitter using #FFLGetTogethers

    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:

    Scotland - Joe Hind, Regional Programme Manager or @FFLGTs_Scotland

    Wales - Louise Shute, Regional Programme Manager or @FFLGTs_Cymru

    Northern Ireland - Dianne Whyte, Regional Programme Manager @FFLGTs_NI

    North of England - Kerry Page, Regional Programme Manager or @FFLGTs_North

    East & West Midlands - Clare Hadway-Ball, Regional Programme Manager or @FFLGTs_Midlands

    Croydon - Alasdair Griffett - Senior Awards Officer or @SAFoodforLife 

    Apply now!

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