Aims/priorities: The Soil Association is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use.
The Food for Life Get Togethers Small Grants scheme is provided with funding by the National Lottery Community Fund and administered by the Soil Association.
The funding is intended for gatherings and events that connect different age groups together and are representative of diverse communities.
The funding is intended to help groups host a good food Get Together in their community that brings people of different backgrounds and/or ages together to strengthen and connect communities through one or more of food growing, cooking and food sharing.
- Take place within Cook and Share month (16 October to 16 November 2021).
- Have potential to be long term.
- Be community led.
- Include people from disadvantaged and diverse communities.
- Bring people together.
- Reduce experience of loneliness or social isolation.
- Encourage a positive attitude to ageing and diversity.
Activities can take place virtually or in person.
Grants can cover food, tools and materials.
Who can apply? The fund is open to not-for-profit groups and settings. Community groups must have a bank account in the group’s name.
Grant amount: Grants of £150 are available.
Application process: Groups will first need to register their Food for Life Get Together on the Soil Association website. They will then receive free resources and information to help plan, run and record the success of their Get Together and to be introduced to the Soil Association teams in their region.
The guidelines, online application form, and contact details for the regional teams are available from the Soil Association website.
Deadline: 8 September 2021 (5pm).
Contact information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: fflgettogethers.org