Open to applications. Applications can be submitted at any time.
The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Food Strand programme supports initiatives that raise awareness, promote and demonstrate reduced usage of harmful pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics and fossil fuels. The Foundation want to stimulate community involvement in food production and support the development of a more positive policy position. Through the programme the Foundation also encourage organisations from across the spectrum of food interests to work more closely together to address system-wide issues. Funding priorities include; local projects that demonstrate alternative approaches to mainstream corporate food production and consumption; projects that improves people’s understanding of the role of food in their lives and the impact it can have on personal and community wellbeing; and closer links between those who can influence changes in food production, distribution and consumption, such as third sector community food groups and retailers.