Community food organisation grant application

About this form

This form is to be completed for grant funding relating to provision or storage of food, or developing community food activities involving cooking, growing or nutrition/food education.

Before completing this application form you should read the guidance below to ensure that your organisation and project meet the requirements.

Guidance for applicants

Community Food Grants are designed to provide/assist in providing food for communities or developing community food activities involving cooking, growing or nutrition/food education.

Cherwell District Council is offering grants of up to £3000 for capital/revenue to support organisations that are providing/assisting in the provision of food or developing community food activities involving cooking, growing or nutrition/food education.  

The funding for these grants is to support communities in the Cherwell District.

Applicants must be providing/assisting in the provision of food or developing community food activities involving cooking, growing or nutrition/food education for residents of Cherwell.

The grant programme is open to not-for-profit organisations only.  The grants are not available to individuals or for profit making commercial enterprises.

The following categories of applicant are NOT eligible to apply:-

  • Individuals
  • Private businesses
  • Religious bodies where the monies will be used for religious purposes or religious buildings
  • Political parties or political lobbying

Applicant organisations must have a written constitution and bank account in the name of the organisation and provide audited accounts (where applicable).

Grants will be assessed and awarded on a rolling basis until the budget has been spent.

Where there are a high number of good quality applications, the Council may take other issues into account such as number of beneficiaries.

Successful applicants will be notified within four weeks from the date of receipt of the application form by the Council.

Copies of supplier invoices or other supporting documentation will be required to evidence your claim.  CDC will not pay third parties or the applicant’s staff, contractors or suppliers direct.   

N.B. Please read the terms and conditions for grant funding in Appendix 1 before completing the application form

If you have any queries regarding the eligibility criteria or the application process or you cannot complete an electronic form please contact :
Libby Knox, Healthy Place Shaping Partner -Food Projects at libby.knox@cherwell-dc.gov.uk  DD: 01295 221581 or Mobile: 07395368808