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We can support community groups and schools looking for funding for food-related projects.

Funding advice

We've put together a list of local and national funders that might fund food projects in our bi-monthly funding update. If you want to be added to the email list to receive updates on future funding opportunities, or have any queries, get in touch with Helen, Development Officer on 01273 431700 or helen@bhfood.org.uk.

You may also want to have a look at the Resource Centre's favourite funders pages.

Small grants scheme

We also run our own annual small grants scheme, Good Food Grants. This scheme awards small grants for community projects that aim to improve the health, skills and confidence of local residents though healthy eating, increased cookery skills, food growing and preventing food waste.

Good Food Grants is now celebrating its 8th year. Over the last seven years it has supported 216 projects around the city. Funded projects last year included a new fare-share distribution point in Bevendean, a microwave cooking course for older people at St John’s to help tackle food poverty and a new polytunnel for a group at Stanmer working with vulnerable adults.

Good Food Grants is now open to applications.

Community organisations and schools are invited to apply for grants of up to £800 for food projects in Brighton & Hove. The deadline for applications is Friday 7th Feb 2014. Grants will be awarded by 30 March 2014 and must be used for work that takes place between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015.

This year our five main outcomes for the grants will be

  • Increase access to healthy, sustainable food
  • Prevent and reduce the impacts of food poverty
  • Improve the long-term financial sustainability of community food projects
  • Celebrate the cultural diversity of food across the city
  • Support and enhance the experience of volunteers

The main beneficiary groups this year will be:

  • Vulnerable adults e.g. people with a learning disability &/or experience of long-term unemployment, mental health issues, homelessness, drug/ alcohol addiction
  • People who experience deprivation

If you have any queries please contact Helen Starr-Keddle, Harvest Development Officer, on 01273 431700.

Good Food Grants Guidance notes (pdf) or Word version (doc)

Good Food Grants Application form (doc)