The Antonio Carluccio Foundation was established in 2017 by the famous Italian cookery writer, cook and food expert with the principle of ‘Training to Feed, feeding For Life’. The funding is intended to support hospitality related training and development, to promote a better understanding of food origins and nutrition and to make direct support available for organisations working to feed those in need.
UK registered charities can apply.
To be eligible, applicants need to have up-to-date policies covering the following areas:
- Equal Opportunities / Diversity
- Staff Complain / Grievance Process
- Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
The funding is for the prevention or relief of poverty and hunger and education on nutrition in the UK.
Examples of recently funded projects include:
- Chefs in Schools, aiming to improve children’s health through better food and education in schools through tailored training programmes, campaigning and the development of Hackney School of Food.
- Lakefield Hospitality College, a Hospitality Training College for young women from the age of 16 to 24 from a range of social backgrounds. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by developing course content for online fulfilment.
- Foodcycle, providing free weekly community meals, run by volunteers and using surplus food for vulnerable people across England. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by delivering up to 1,500 food parcels a week to vulnerable people.
- Compassion London, professional chefs and other volunteers cooking and delivering nutritious meals to NHS workers, the sick and vulnerable children.
The application form can be found on the Antonio Carluccio Foundation website.