Funding Available for Community Food Initiatives

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Healthy Food for All and Safefood are establishing a Demonstration Programme on Community Food Initiatives and are looking for funding applications from eligible groups and organisations. The purpose of this funding is to establish a Demonstration Programme of Community Food Initiatives (CFIs) on the island of Ireland. Between five and seven CFIs will be funded over a three year period. Each CFI will receive annual funding over a period of three years to set up, manage and sustain a project. Funding will be up to a maximum of €75,000 (£60,000) provided on an incremental basis over the three year period.

CFIs are projects that improve the availability and accessibility of healthy food for low-income groups at a local level, using a community development approach.

This funding is open to community groups or groups which have an anti-poverty focus in their work. We would especially welcome applications from partnerships/collaborations of different groups. As the programme has an all-island focus, a minimum of two projects will be selected from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

For more information and to download application form, click on Community Food Initiatives. More information about CFIs and case studies are available at 

The closing date for applications is 30th September 2008.

Please feel free to send on the information to any groups that you feel may be suitable. If you have any queries, phone or send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Sarah Fleming | Development Worker | Healthy Food for All

The Red House |Clonliffe College | Dublin 3 | Tel: 353 1 8360011

Mobile: 353 86 3888728 | Fax: 353 1 8367166 |