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Sustain seek partner for new project exploring food access for asylum seekers in London

Asylum seekers in London face multiple barriers to accessing food. The London Food Poverty Campaign at Sustain have £7,500 available to commission a partner organisation providing frontline support to asylum seekers to co-deliver a project seeking to explore food access in this population. 

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Asylum seekers in London are at high risk of food insecurity, and in many cases do not have autonomy over the food they eat. This results in concerns around nutrition and health for this population, alongside a lack of dignity, enjoyment and ability to connect to cultural aspects of food. Local authorities have scope to support and improve food access among in this population, however, there is currently limited evidence in this area, and a lack of opportunities for people with lived experience of the asylum-seeking system to have their voices heard, amplified, and advocated for when planning policy and services.

Sustain are excited to announce a new project that will explore experiences among people in London that currently or previously have experienced the asylum-seeking system in the UK, as well as frontline staff and volunteers supporting this population, to inform recommendations for councils on how to provide better support in this area.

The London Food Poverty Campaign at Sustain have launched an expression of interest form with funding of £7,500 available to commission a frontline organisation (or organisations) to help deliver on this project.

Apply by downloading and returning this form by Friday 22 September, 17.00 to

Download the expression of interest form and apply

Published Thursday 24 August 2023

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