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Active Appetites - Winter Funding

Funding available for food provision for children and families during the winter break

Active Appetites – Winter Funding

Following the success of our Active Appetites projects that ran during Easter, May half term and Summer, we are pleased to be able to offer a dedicated fund to support children and families during the Christmas break.

We are looking for projects that will offer food provision for children and families that will need that extra bit of support this winter – perhaps due to the added pressures following covid-19 or the lack of school meals during the holiday.

Examples of projects could be: food hampers for families, lunch bags for children, hot meal provision.

We will be funding the food costs for projects only – along with any associated costs eg. staff time/volunteer expenses for the food prep and delivery, bags/containers to put the food in and any costs needed to ensure the risks of covid-19 have been minimised.

Should you wish to provide an activity alongside the food, you will need to fund the activity through another means.


  • Maximum: £2,000 per project

  • Providing food support for families and children

  • Taking place during the 2-week Christmas break (19th December – 3rd January)

  • Food costs only, plus any costs associated with food/project delivery

Deadline: 5pm Monday 19th October 2020

How to apply: via our online application portal (the usual form for those already familiar with our application process). You will need to complete an eligibility check and then either tick the box to apply for a micro grant (up to £500) or a small grant (up to £2000).

You will find out if you are successful w/c 9th November, giving you plenty of time to prepare for the start of your projects in the Christmas holidays.

If you have any questions, please contact the team by emailing

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