Household Support Grant 2021- 2022

You will be aware that Government recently announced details of the Household Support Grant, which will support those most in need with food, fuel and other essentials during the Winter period, up until end of March 2022. 

The Buckinghamshire Council Helping Hands Team have now received agreement to be able to utilise and allocate this funding to support those most in need in Buckinghamshire – Decision – Household Support Fund – Modern Council (moderngov.co.uk)

We would like to hear from organisations who are already supporting residents with food and other essentials or are looking to set up a project to support individuals and families with these needs. I understand that some organisations may want to deliver ad-hoc projects rather than deliver continuous support to residents therefore will be reviewing proposals on a regular basis.

Please contact the Community Support/Helping Hands team directly with any proposals or thoughts using the subject line Household Grant, FAO Hannah Tomlin to helpinghands@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

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