Lancashire Community Food Grant Scheme

The Community Food Grant Scheme is a small grants programme for community groups within Lancashire. The scheme is aimed at local organisations within the voluntary, community and faith sector that deliver projects to tackle food insecurity.

In the financial years 2021-22 and 2022-23 a total of 97 successful applications were made to the grant scheme and £90k of funding was granted.

Funding available in 2022-23 financial year

There is a total of £250k funding available in the 2022-23 financial year.  The first round of funding took place in September.  46 Applicants were successful in the first round, receiving funding totalling £123k.

Brief details of the successful projects in 2022-23 first round.

The second round of funding is now open for applications. There is £127k of funding available in the second round.  The closing date for applications in the second round is Sunday 15th January 2023

Groups can apply for up to £3,000 to support projects that provide emergency food and / or tackle food insecurity, focusing on supporting those most in need.

This year the items of eligible expenditure also includes projects and activities that build resilience for people accessing community food organisations, as well as organisational staff costs.

The full list of eligible expenditure Lancashire Community Food Grant Scheme funding can be used on is:

  • Equipment
  • Venue hire
  • Training
  • Volunteer expenses
  • Food
  • Projects and activities that build resilience for those accessing community food organisations.
  • Organisational staff costs

Applicants who have previously received funding from the Lancashire Community Food Grant Scheme are eligible to apply, as long as they have completed and returned the project progress report for their grant.

If you need to discuss any aspect of your project proposal, please email communityfoodgrants@lancashire.gov.uk

Question and answer sessions

If you would like to hear more about the grant scheme, and ask any questions book onto our question and answer sessions. The session will take place via MS Teams between 1pm and 2pm on Thursday 8th December.

If you can't make it to any of the sessions, contact us at  communityfoodgrants@lancashire.gov.uk and we'll send you a link to watch a recorded session.

Deadlines

The application deadline for the second round of funding is Sunday 15th January 2023. Any applications received after 15th January will not be processed in the current round of funding.

Forms and guidance

Community Food Grant Scheme - application form (DOCX 33.6 KB)

Guidance notes