Grants to Develop Community Food Hubs
The Hubbub Foundation, in partnership with Starbuck’s, is making funding available to develop their network of community fridges into food hubs to help local residents learn about sustainable, affordable and healthy living. Up to 50 community fridge groups will benefit from grants of £7,000 to deliver new activities relating to cooking, growing, budgeting and using surplus food.
Activities will fit into one of four themes:
- Skills – to give the community a chance to learn about sustainable, affordable, and heathy living through workshops, events, cookbooks, or how-to-guides.
- Affordable food - to help increase access to local and affordable food through food cooperatives, food box schemes or food markets.
- Community connection - to help communities to come together around shared food through community meals, coffee and chats, activities for young people, and recipe sharing.
- Growing - to support community growing and increase the amount of food grown and shared locally through community gardens, greening projects and seed or plant sharing. Activities could include healthy cooking classes, gardening schemes, food growing projects, and meals for the local community. Hubbub will also provide support, guidance, and resources.
The Community Fridge Food Hub Fund closes to applications on the 31st May 2023.
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