Neil Smith Good Food Grants

Grants available for: small food projects, that benefit the community
Size of grants given: between £200 and £850
Next deadline: 14th March 2019, 2pm

Aims of Fund

The fund aims to award community projects working to improve the health, skills and confidence of local residents through healthy eating, increased cookery skills and food growing. They want to see projects that bring people together, celebrate food and support the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Who can apply

The 2019 round is only for community food projects (e.g. cooking, growing and healthy eating activities) for adults with mental health difficulties or people experiencing poverty.

They welcome applications from projects working with these groups, which are most susceptible to food poverty:

  1. Disabled people (including people with learning disabilities) and people experiencing long term physical or mental ill health
  2. Large families, single parent families and families with disabled children
  3. Working people on a low income, especially younger working age people
  4. Vulnerable adults – including some older people – who are isolated or digitally excluded – or who are experiencing transition e.g. bereavement/ becoming ill/ leaving hospital and people moving from homelessness, offending or addiction
  5. 16-25 year olds who are vulnerably housed and care leavers
  6. BME people and/or migrants who have limited recourse to funds

How much and what can you apply for

The maximum grant size is £850; £200 is the minimum. Groups can only apply for funding for one project.

They are particularly keen to fund projects that link up different parts of the food system – for example healthy eating and growing or food waste reduction and cookery.

How to apply

Download the guidance and application form from the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership website.

Return your application by email to

Deadlines for application

2pm, Thursday 14th March 2019

Contact details

Helen Starr-Keddle on or 07850 002596

Date & initials

23/1/19 DA

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