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Small Grants

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.


Our small grants are currently closed and will re-open in July ready for Autumn activities.

“Families have been hugely grateful for the contact and support as it helps not only the individual, but the rest of the household or support network too.”

Christine Falconer, Horticultural Instructor at Parklea Branching Out.

Is my project eligible?

We're looking for food based community projects that: 

  • have potential to be long term 
  • are 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

These can be virtual or take place online.

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Where is funding available?

  • England: Birmingham, Stoke on Trent, Walsall, Leicester City, Leicestershire, Nottingham City, Hull, Calderdale, Kirklees, Sheffield, Rochdale, Salford, Wigan
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland: Belfast, Fermanagh & Omagh, Newry, Mourne & Down Council
  • Scotland: Glasgow, Inverclyde, Edinburgh
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Who can apply?

The grant is open to not-for-profit groups and settings.  If you want to have a Get Together with people from households or your neighbourhood you will need to apply for the grant through a not-for-profit group that has its own bank account.

Closing dates for application rounds are specified in the application form. We reserve the right to close the application rounds early if they are oversubscribed.  

A man and woman receiving a food and plant delivery

Get in touch

If you’d like to talk more about your Get Together ideas, small grants and additional support on offer through the programme, get in touch with the Regional Programme Manager in your area.

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