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May 6, 2020

Funding available for Community Food Projects

Somerset Community Food have funding available to support community food projects in Somerset at this challenging time. We would like to support established community food projects and help to keep things going and also support new projects getting off the ground.

We have a number of small grants between £100-£500 to cover costs such as resources, tools and expenses. We will fund voluntary sector and not-for-profit projects e.g. growing projects, healthy eating and cooking projects, food co-ops, CSAs, food poverty projects, projects helping vulnerable people access locally grown food etc. We will not fund the private projects of individuals and businesses.

You will report back to us in a straightforward way - proof of purchases, brief description and photos of activity generated, how projects and people have benefited, lessons learned and tips to pass to others; we are not expecting a lengthy, written report.

Please apply by e-mail to by 31st May 2020, giving the following details:


1)    Name of person applying for grant:

2)    Contact e-mail:

3)    Phone number:

4)    Name of group / organisation:

5)    Type of group /  organisation:

6)    Purpose of your work:

7)    A brief description and history of your group – (e.g. how long you have been going, who’s involved etc.):


If you are newly established group, please tell us why you are starting now and include a reference from an established group / organisation:


8)    Amount requested:

9)    What the grant will be used for, who will benefit and what impact do you hope it will have:

Please breakdown costs for larger applications:

10) Policies and procedures in place to ensure workers, volunteers and beneficiaries are protected and kept safe

11) Bank account details (2 signatories)

Name of Bank:

Account Number:

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We hope you can take advantage of this opportunity, we want to support the amazing food and community work that goes on in Somerset!