Fundraising for your Food for Life Schools Award.

Due to the end of our grant funding, we now need to charge a fee so we can continue to provide our expert resources and support to schools.

We are aware that there are many demands on schools' budgets so have put together some ideas that may help you fund your FFL subscription from other sources. 

School Farmers' Markets

School Farmers’ Markets are real farmers markets held in school halls, community halls or playgrounds, organised by Food for Life schools. They give the local community the opportunity to browse and purchase fresh local produce and crafts.

Holding a farmers market can help you achieve many of the FFL award criteria for Bronze and beyond from using produce grown in the school garden through to the opportunity to consult with parents on wider aspects of school food. We have developed a comprehensive printed guide - including detailed timeline, curriculum-linked classroom activities and resources – which you will find in the membership package resources or as a free download here.

During a two hour market, a school can easily make between £300 - £400 profit. Some have taken even more! Find out more here.

Building links with local businesses

There are many opportunities for your school to approach local businesses to apply for support for your Food for Life award, which may be especially of interest to food retail stores. We've highlighted some of these opportunities, including a handy letter template, in our fundraising guide. Click here to download.

We know that Food for Life schools have come up with many innovative ways to fundraising for their award activities. We love to share these with others, so please drop us an email at to tell us what you've been up to.


Spotlight on...

Running a successful School Farmers' Market

Boston West Academy's school council have run a series of successful markets, the last one raising an amazing £1,200.

The fund raised have allowed them to build their allotment area and support farm visits for pupils.