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Grants

Thank you for applications to the first Coronation Food Project grants round which is now closed. We have been overwhelmed by the volume of applications and will announce further information in due course.

What we will support

We recognise there are many amazing organisations working hard to reduce food waste and food insecurity across the UK. The Coronation Food Project grants programme will provide funding opportunities to eligible organisations, as part of our efforts to drive innovation, collaboration and expansion in support of the Project’s overall aims.

In this funding round, the Coronation Food Project is offering grants from £300 up to a maximum of £30,000 over a 3 year period for eligible organisations.

Applications to the grants programme must demonstrate how the funding would be used to address one or more of the following:

  • Reduce levels of food waste
  • Improve mechanisms to deliver surplus food to re-distribution charities
  • Address underlying causes of food poverty
  • Improve access to nutritious food for the most at need groups

As well as seeking out innovative ideas which could change the way we think and do things in the future, we will also support charities in need of funds just to keep doing more of what they already do well.

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Eligibility criteria

To apply for a grant from the Coronation Food Project, your organisation must:

  • Have nonprofit status (this could be as a charity, Community Interest Company, Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Company Limited by Guarantee, excepted charities or unincorporated community associations) or be able to evidence a clear social purpose in the organisation’s governing documents. The project for which you apply for funding must be legally charitable, as defined in the Charities Act 2006
  • Have no more than one year of unrestricted operating reserves
  • Have a turnover of no more than £4m for the last two financial years
  • A Board of at least three unrelated Trustees
  • Demonstrable track record relevant to the project you would like funding for
  • Be able to provide two references

We will not accept applications from:

  • Individuals
  • Local authorities, including town and parish councils
  • Organisations with solely religious objects in their governing document
  • Political parties or organisations with party political activities
  • Organisations that are current KCCF grantees or who have not fulfilled KCCF reporting requirements
  • Organisations applying on behalf of another

The application process

We aim to be a responsible and flexible grant-maker and consider each funding application on its own merits.

Organisations can apply for a grant on this website when the Fund is inviting applications. Please note we do not accept applications outside of the stated application windows and any unsolicited applications will not be considered. If you have any accessibility requirements, please email enquiries@coronationfoodproject.org.

For more information, please see the resources below.

  • You can apply for a grant on this website, when the grants round is open as advertised at the top of this page and on our social media channels
  • Before you can access the application form, you will need to complete an eligibility questionnaire
  • You may start your application, save it and return to it at another time within the grant round
  • After submission, any changes should be requested via email to enquiries@coronationfoodproject.org
  • A confirmation email and copy of your application will be emailed to you after submission
  • We recommend you read the resources on this page in full before you begin your application

  • All applications are screened using a standardised process to confirm eligibility
  • We will request more information, if required
  • Applications are shortlisted by KCCF before being considered by a grants committee, where a funding recommendation is made
  • Recommendations are passed to our trustees, and a final funding decision is made

  • Successful applicants will be contacted via email after our Trustees approve the Committee’s recommendations.
  • We will send you an award agreement and online bank details form for your completion, after which payment will be made.
  • At the end of the grant period, we will ask you to submit a progress report. Any further funding is contingent on this.

  • We inform all applicants via email of the outcome of their application within one month of the ratification of awards, though please note that these sometimes go to your spam folder.
  • If you do not receive an email from us within six months of submitting your application then it is likely that the application was unsuccessful.
  • We are happy to provide feedback on your application on request.

  • Only one application will be normally be considered from each organisation in any one year.

What information will I need?

Read our full guidance notes, which includes the full eligibility criteria, application process and key questions we will ask.

Guidance for grantees

Useful information for all grantees.
Guidance for grantees

The Coronation Food Project grants programme has received generous support from individuals, trusts and foundations, including The Linbury Trust.