Food & Drink Fund

Grant Type Core costs and project costs
Current status Closed
Applications accepted from Social Enterprises? Yes
Maximum grant available £2,000
Grant opens January 2024

Brief Description

Grants to support the work of organisations addressing food poverty, working to improve nutrition and encourage healthy cooking and eating throughout Suffolk, particularly among children and young people. 


The criteria of the fund reflects the desire of the food and drink industry to come together to make a difference to the lives of those living in Suffolk.   

Grants up to £2,000 are available to support the work of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and parish councils addressing local needs throughout Suffolk, particularly those where there is a direct link to food and drink. Priority will be given to foodbanks and grass-roots organisations addressing food insecurity, food poverty and poor nutrition, projects addressing hunger in children and projectssupporting healthy eating and a good food culture.

For this funding round, the funders would particularly like to receive applications for educational projects for individuals, older people and children and families where cooking easy meals on a budget, nutrition and meal planning, cooking skills, obesity and diet-related health issues are integral.

The fund supports projects addressing one or more of the following themes:  

  • Improving health and wellbeing – providing emergency food provisions and school holiday hunger projects, providing meals and refreshments to help bring communities together, supporting those experiencing challenges in their lives.  
  • Overcoming problems – helping people who are experiencing difficult circumstances due to mental ill health, bereavement or financial difficulty.  

Applicants will be required to provide evidence of how they will identify those in need in the geographical area where they will be working. 

One-off events and expenditure on capital items will not be considered for funding.  

Grants may fund existing services or facilities and new initiatives and projects. The panel are happy to receive applications from organisations that have previously been funded.  

This is a small fund with grants typically up to a maximum of £2,000. However, larger grants may be available if the project is exceptional. If you are interested in a larger grant, please speak to a Grants Officer first on 01473 602602.  


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