Funding to support community led food growing, cooking and sharing


The Soil Association are offering small grants to support community led food growing, cooking and sharing activity and Get Togethers. They are looking for projects that bring people of different backgrounds and/or ages together to strengthen and connect communities through one or more of food growing, cooking and food sharing.

“We are offering small grants of £150 to enable you to host a good food Get Together in your community. The money can either be used for activity costs (for example, seeds, transport, technology, food etc.) or equipment (for example, induction hobs, fridges, durable gardening tools, etc.).

“From funding for your cooking or growing activity, to tools and materials to bring together your community, we can help you get your Get Together off the ground.”

About The Fund

Area: England (in Birmingham, Stoke on Trent, Walsall, Leicester City, Leicestershire, Nottingham City, Hull, Calderdale, Kirklees, Sheffield, Rochdale, Salford, Wigan), Wales (in Cardiff and Vale, Aneurin Bevan Health Board area, Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board area), Northern Ireland (in Belfast, Fermanagh & Omagh, Newry, Mourne & Down Council) and Scotland (Glasgow, Inverclyde, Edinburgh).

Suitable for: A not-for-profit group that has its own bank account.

Funding size: £150.

Application deadline: Round 4 – Friday 12th February, Round 5 – Friday 12th March, Round 6 – Friday 30th April.

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About the Author:

Keir is a project officer based in Semble's Bristol office. Most of his time is spent on two of our movement campaigns, Outdoor Classroom Day and Backyard Nature. One of Keir’s main interests is food equality and outside of Semble he runs a small community food waste project.