Financial support

Apply for financial support to help develop the work of your food poverty alliance

Any food poverty alliance in the UK that is registered with Food Power is eligible to apply for financial support. Funding rounds for evaluation, engaging experts by experience, developing alliances and the annual theme will be open at various times over the course of the four year programme. Details will be provided below when funding rounds are open for applications. All applications must be submitted through the Food Power member's area.

Applications now open for financial support for food poverty alliances in Northern Ireland

Food Power is keen to ensure that the programme is supporting food poverty alliances from across the UK. During the first application round for financial support for alliance development in late 2017 we did not receive any applications from Northern Ireland (only one NI alliance was registered with the programme at this time). The awards panel decided to reserve some financial support specifically for Northern Irish alliances, which is now open for applications.

Alliances should be registered members of Food Power. The alliance must be able to receive funding into a designated bank account and manage all legal and financial requirements. The local food poverty alliance should steer the delivery of work. Download the guidance document. The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 22 June. The following round of financial support for alliance development for alliances from across the UK (including NI) will open in autumn 2018.

Financial support offered to date

Since the start of the programme in autumn 2017 we have invited applications for financial support from allainces to:

  • Develop their food poverty alliance, including research and produce a food poverty action plan or equivalent
  • Deliver peer mentoring to other local food poverty alliances and help facilitate peer learning in the region
  • Run pilot projects focused on empowering experts by experience, exploring different approaches to empower those with direct experience of food poverty to play an active role and influence at a strategic level.
  • Run projects that focus on maximising families’ incomes and, in particular, the ways in which alliances can help improve coordination and navigation of the local welfare safety net for people experiencing, or at risk of, food poverty.

Future financial support

Details of any further rounds of financial support will be posted here and publicised via the Food Power communication channels. We expect the next round to open in autumn 2018.

Awarded alliances

The following alliances have been awarded financial support from Food Power to deliver on the projects below.

Alliance development

  • Blackburn with Darwen Food Poverty Alliance
  • Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
  • Doncaster Food Partnership
  • Fairer Moray Forum
  • Food Exeter
  • Good Food Oxford
  • Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance
  • Hull Food Equality Alliance
  • Interfaith Food Justice Network (Glasgow)
  • Luton Food Poverty Alliance
  • Middlesbrough Food Partnership
  • North Wales Food Poverty Alliance
  • Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance
  • South Wales Food Poverty Alliance
  • Sustainable Food City Partnership (Bournemouth and Poole)
  • Thanet Food Power Network
  • York Food Poverty Alliance

Peer mentoring

  • Belfast Food Network
  • Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
  • Feeding Derbyshire
  • Food Action Aberdeen
  • Food Cardiff

Empowering experts by experience pilot

  • Feeding Lancashire Together
  • Luton Food Poverty Alliance
  • Newcastle Food Poverty Group
  • Preston Food Partnership

Maximising family incomes

  • Cambridge Food Poverty Alliance
  • Food Cardiff
  • Good Food Oxford
  • Love Lockleaze Food Alliance
  • Newcastle Food Poverty Group
  • Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance

Food Power works with local communities across the UK to strengthen their ability to reduce food poverty and tackle its root causes.

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