Grants for Community Food Projects & Events in Lewes District

Category A: up to £400 for Community Food Events to help celebrate Good Food East Sussex Month this October.

These grants aim to support events that bring communitiestogether through food. Groups could use the ‘Good Food EastSussex’ month to trial events that could continue throughsubsequent funding from Lewes District Food Partnership.
  • connecting people to local & seasonal produce
  • celebrating food and the power it has to connect our communities
  • activities should be inclusive and accessible to all including households experiencing food insecurity

Suggested events: a ‘lunch and learn’ event; a lunch club, supper club or breakfast club; a community planting session; a community cook up; a harvest celebration… for more information about Good Food East Sussex, click here.

Deadline: 29th of September (grants will be allocated on a rolling basis so don’t hesitate to get in contact with Ruby at to discuss your idea).
  • your event/activity/workshop should benefit residents of Lewes District
  • your event/activity/workshop will take place in October2023 ‘Good Food East Sussex Month’
  • your project has appropriate safeguarding, risk assessments and equality, diversity and inclusion policies (we can help you produce these)

Category B: up to £2,000 for projects tackling food insecurity in Lewes District 

Building a Good Food Movement for Lewes District

We believe that food poverty needs to be addressed with a whole-systems, circular approach that looks at a number of issues related to food insecurity not just access to food but food equality, food education & well-being, and sustainability.

We have two tranches of funding available to support residents experiencing food insecurity across the winter.

 There will be two tranches of this grant process, one which finishes at the end of September 2023 and one which finishes in February 2024, in order to support projects throughout winter.

Rather than a time-consuming application process we are inviting projects to get in touch with us to talk about their project requirements.
Grants will be given on a rolling basis, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.  
You may be familiar with the Making It Happen process of grant-giving which we are taking inspiration from in order to reduce the pressure on projects and also to offer support around planning, policies and how to ensure the project contributes to a Good Food Movement for Lewes District. 

Have questions? Join us for an online information session on the 13th of September from 2-3pm. email for more info.


Get in contact with Ruby at to discuss your project ideas and requirements.

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