Food for London grant information:

Food for London is the new Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund campaign highlighting the disconnect between the prevalent food poverty that exists in London and the tonnes of surplus food that is thrown away or fed to animals.

Through this fund, the aim is to support groups working across London who are turning edible food surplus into a social solution; who are diverting fresh food that is fit for human consumption away from being wasted and using it to feed people in need; who are developing solutions to improve how food is redistributed; who are striving to reduce food waste at production or store level and in the home; and who are directly delivering solutions to alleviate hunger and food poverty in London. The Fund is also keen to support projects that encourage volunteering opportunities for people to get involved.

If you are a charity, community group, CIC or social enterprise tackling food waste and/or using fresh food to address food poverty, you can apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £20,000. Applications must be received by 11 November 2016 and successful applicants will be notified in February 2017.

You can access the Fund Guidance notes and online application form at:

Once you have read the guidance notes, if you still have any questions you can contact The London Community Foundation team on 0207 582 5117 or email