Food for Life Get Togethers

Community fund logo and Food for life
Published date: 
Wednesday, 30th October 2019

With the support of the National Lottery Community Fund, Food for Life Get Togethers bring people of all ages together through growing, cooking and eating good food.

We would like you to get involved by partnering with us to test out innovative approaches or develop existing initiatives which bring generations and people from different backgrounds together through food. You can apply for up to £10,000. We expect this work to start in January 2020 and run until no later than May 2021.

We are looking for partners that can demonstrate genuine understanding of what is needed in their communities and have the skills and energy to use food as a tool to bring people together across different generations.

We want partners to work innovatively within their local communities to achieve some of the following outcomes:

 • Different generations have stronger connections with each other in communities through cooking, growing and sharing good food leading to a happy, healthy relationship with food and improved health and wellbeing.
 • Improved understanding of how to support and engage disadvantaged and diverse communities in cross-generational food activities.
 • Organisations and settings supporting different generations across the UK have increased knowledge, confidence, networks and resources to sustain cross-generational food activities.
 • People of different generations have a more positive attitude to ageing in society as a result of being more connected through food.
 • Increased impact and learning by ensuring project sustainability and embedding activities within communities.

As well as testing new approaches, we would encourage and support you to:

  • Promote engagement in Get Togethers to local settings (community partners or groups, schools, early years, care homes etc)
  • Provide practical support and advice in how to take part in intergenerational growing/cooking projects
  • Work with us to monitor, evaluate and identify best practice and challenges by completing feedback forms, regular reporting and case studies
  • Attend training to develop skills and cascade to community – Intergenerational training and a choice of training in cooking and growing available.


Click here to find out more information on how to apply.

The deadline for all applications is 12pm on Friday 29 November 2019.