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About the affordable food infrastructure fund

The Affordable Food Infrastructure Fund has been set up to provide grants of up to £3,000 for infrastructure/ equipment to increase the capacity of Birmingham’s food projects for food provision. This is ideally for providing more food that is nutritious, culturally appropriate and safe (and hot where appropriate) to more people, in ways that enable dignity, choice, and/or socialisation.

Funds can be used for:

  • Equipment such as fridges, freezers, cookers, thermal boxes, shelving, other food storage solutions, and smaller equipment such as chopping boards.
  • Room/storage space hire costs if this would increase the capacity of their project.
  • More expensive infrastructure (e.g. a refrigerated van) as long as you can fund the rest and evidence this purchase.

This fund has been set up to support projects seeking to increase their capacity and infrastructure in order to provide food to Birmingham residents. We will accept applications from both food projects and projects supporting vulnerable residents seeking to set-up food-related support. Only organisations whose on the ground work/activities are based in the Birmingham local authority area will be eligible.

The Affordable Food Infrastructure Fund has now closed and we are no longer accepting applications.

Page last updated: 17 March 2023

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