Funding available for community food organisations


Funding available for community food organisations

16 May 2022

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In recognition of the importance of safe and healthy food access for local people, a new round of grant funding has just been released.

Voluntary and community organisations delivered emotional and practical support during the pandemic. This allowed the most vulnerable to maintain their health and wellbeing during self-isolation and reduce onward infection rates. To enable these organisations to continue to deliver vital services that support communities and residents, grants are being awarded from Oxfordshire County Council’s COMF (Contain Outbreak Management Fund). 

The closing date for small grant applications is midday on Thursday 16th June 2022 - Applications for grants of £500 - £1,500

The closing date for large grant application is midday on Thursday 16th June 2022 - Applications for grants of £1,500 - £10,000

You are invited to attend an online application workshop to support you in completing the best application, on Tuesday 24th May at 2.00pm. The workshop will take place on Zoom.

Register for this workshop here

Applicants must have a one-to-one conversation with a partner organisations before submitting their application. This will ensure your application meets the criteria, and help you describe the benefits of your project. 

Good Food Oxfordshire can help organisations looking to apply for funding to provide food-related support to local residents and communities.  The types of applications would include (but not limited to):

increasing your capacity to provide food deliveries for people who need to isolate or COVID-safe collection options

improving your service to operate in a COVID-safe way

supporting people who use your service with advice, signposting, cooking support and connection

helping communities who have suffered during COVID to reconnect around food in COVID-safe ways, avoiding the risk of unsafe gatherings


The other partner organisations are Community First Oxfordshire (CFO) and Oxfordshire Community & Voluntary Action (OCVA).

We look forward to seeing many of you at the workshop and arranging a one-to-one conversation to discuss your application.

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