Financial support

For member alliances to tackle the root causes of food poverty

Over the course of the four year programme we are offering different streams of financial support for alliance development, evaluation, engaging experts by experience and annual themes.

Only food poverty alliances that are registered with Food Power are eligible to apply for financial support. We ask all applicants to try to secure cash and/or in kind-match funding which we hope encourages partners to support their local alliance. All applications must be submitted through the Food Power members' area.

Food Power for Generation Covid in partnership with Unicef UK (supported by Soccer Aid for Unicef)

Food Power is working in partnership with Unicef UK, supported by Soccer Aid for Unicef, to ensure children and their families have access to nutritious food during the coronavirus pandemic. Funding has been awarded to applications from food poverty alliances to support projects in these areas:

  • Aberdeen, Blackburn with Darwen, Brighton & Hove, Cambridge, Camden, Cardiff
  • Cornwall, Coventry, Edinburgh, Ellesmere Port, Flintshire, Greenwich, Hackney
  • Islington, Knowsley, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Oxford
  • Plymouth, Sheffield, Shropshire, Southwark, Stockton-on-Tees, Thanet, Tower Hamlets

Alliances in receipt of Food Power financial support (supported by the National Lottery Community Fund)

Since the start of the programme in autumn 2017 we have given financial support for alliances 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;
  • 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;
  • Improve the uptake of Healthy Start vouchers in their local area.

Final round of financial support (project focus varies) (2020-21)

  • Belfast Food Network
  • Blackburn with Darwen Food Alliance
  • Cambridge Food Poverty Alliance
  • Food Poverty Action Aberdeen
  • Good Food Oxford
  • Lancaster District Food Poverty Alliance
  • Leeds Food Aid Network
  • Middlesbrough Food Partnership
  • Plymouth Food Equality Alliance
  • Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance
  • Southwark Food Action Alliance
  • Wandsworth Food Partnership

Improving the uptake of Healthy Start (2019-2020)

  • Brighton and Hove Food Partnership
  • Croydon's Food Poverty Action Plan and Community Connect Alliance
  • Food Poverty Action Aberdeen
  • Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance
  • South Gloucestershire Food Poverty Alliance
  • Southwark Food Power Alliance

Empowering experts by experience (2019-2020)

  • Blackburn with Darwen Food Poverty Alliance
  • Food Exeter
  • Middlesbrough Food Partnership
  • Newcastle Food Poverty Group
  • Jubilee Food Network

Alliance development (2019-2020)

  • Cambridge Food Poverty Alliance
  • Food Plymouth CIC
  • Hackney Food Poverty Alliance
  • Herefordshire Food Poverty Alliance
  • Lancaster Food Poverty Alliance
  • Love Lockleaze Food Alliance
  • Luton Food Poverty Alliance
  • Norwich Food Poverty Alliance

Local evaluation (2019-2021)

  • Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
  • Food Exeter
  • Good Food Oxford
  • Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance
  • Middlesbrough Food Partnership
  • Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance
  • Sustainable Food City Bournemouth and Poole
  • Tower Hamlets Food Partnership

Peer mentoring (2017-2021)

  • Belfast Food Network (2017-2019)
  • Brighton & Hove Food Partnership (2017-2021)
  • Cambridge Sustainable Food (2018-2021)
  • Feeding Derbyshire (2017-2021)
  • Food Action Aberdeen (2018-2019)
  • Food Nation - Food Newcastle (2017-2021)
  • Food Plymouth (2020-2021)
  • Food Sense Wales (2017-2021)
  • Sustainable Food City Bournemouth and Poole (2017-19)
  • The Food Domain (2019-2021)

Alliance development (2018-2019)

  • Belfast Food Network
  • Blackburn with Darwen Food Poverty Alliance
  • Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
  • Doncaster Food Partnership
  • Fairer Moray Forum
  • Food Exeter
  • Food Forum Northern Ireland
  • Good Food Oxford
  • Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance
  • Hull Food Equality Alliance
  • Interfaith Food Justice Network (Glasgow)
  • Luton Food Poverty Alliance (£1k initial support)
  • 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 (£1k initial support)
  • York Food Poverty Alliance

Empowering experts by experience pilot (2018-2019)

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

Maximising family incomes (2018-2019)

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

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