ROTHSCHILD FOUNDATION- STRATEGIC FUND – SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS

Rothschild Foundation Strategic Fund want to work with organisations who share their priorities and are interested in working with them to bring about positive change for Buckinghamshire. They wish to support culture, sustainable food and young people as specific priorities for this funding round.

We advocate for a joined up approach which brings people and organisations together in order to take action towards a food system fit for the future.  Approaching food as a system demonstrates the connection between food, health, community, social equity, the environment and economic prosperity.  With our funding we want to contribute towards building a system around food that remains sustainable for future generations.

– Rothschild Foundation

Over the next three years (2022-2025) their funding will focus on supporting activity which contributes to the following priorities:

  • Healthy Food for All: Activity that tackles food poverty and increases access to affordable, healthy food in Buckinghamshire.
  • Food for the Planet: Activity that tackles the climate and nature emergency through sustainable food and farming and an end to food waste.
  • Good Food Movement: Activity that builds public awareness, active food citizenship and a local good food movement in Buckinghamshire.

As part of your application you will be asked to describe how your organisation or activity contributes to one or more of these priorities.

They are more interested in a really good idea or approach to a particular priority than the number of priorities you are addressing. For more information on the type of activity they want to fund please read the guidance ‘What we look for in applications’ on their website.

We want to support organisations that genuinely share these priorities and are interested in working with us to deliver long-term positive change.  You can find out more information here or for other funding streams visit their website

Buckinghamshire Food Partnership is keen to support partnership bids, please get in touch if you feel it would be beneficial to have a further chat

GREEN COMMUNITY FUND

Grants available: Grants are expected to be up to £5,000. Larger grants may be considered where significant added value or matched funding is demonstrated in the application.

Who can apply?

Registered charities, community groups, social enterprises, community Interest companies (limited by guarantee) or other not for profit organisations which are based in or operate for the benefit of residents in the area administered by Buckinghamshire Council.  This includes parish & town councils and school-affiliated groups (e.g. school student councils, Parents or Friends Associations). The groups must be formally constituted and operate for public benefit.

Criteria:
Projects designed to improve the environment and/or public spaces for the benefit of Buckinghamshire residents, for example, which:

– Deliver educational projects and initiatives, for any age group
– Develop environmental improvement schemes or services
– Improve access to the environment and public spaces
– Transform engagement with the environment and public spaces
– Increase biodiversity / creation of new habitat areas / community orchards
– Reduce carbon footprint
– Improve sustainability
– Enhance community transport
– Projects that encourage natural flood management and biodiversity

Expression of interest form can be accessed here

Deadline 18th May 2022

GREEN SCHOOLS FUND

Grants available: Grants are expected to be up to £2,500. Larger grants may be considered where significant added value or matched funding is demonstrated in the application.

Who can apply?

School Councils or similar student bodies affiliated to schools operating in the area administered by Buckinghamshire Council, if the application is supported by the school and the school agrees to act as recipient and caretaker of the funds.

Nurseries, pre-schools, and any schools where fees are charged to attend, will not be eligible for consideration.

Criteria:

Projects put forward for consideration should be environmental improvement schemes or ideas which are designed to:

– Reduce waste
– Improve Biodiversity
– Reduce Litter
– Reduce Energy consumption
– Enhance community transport

Projects and applications for funding must be designed and led by students, with Teacher/Staff support.

Priority: will be given to applications that can demonstrate some level of matched resources; either ‘in kind’ through student/teacher time, or other resources such as financially (matching, crowd-funding, etc.).  Matching resources is not essential for applications however and we encourage applications of all types to come forward.

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Deadline 8th June 2022