Lunch Club Grants

Leed_DSC1415s Community Foundation are pleased to be offering grants to support the vital work of lunch clubs across the city, funded by Leeds City Council. These grants are specifically for the running costs of lunch clubs for older people and can support new clubs as well as helping existing ones to continue delivering services.

Your club must run its activities in Leeds and be providing regular hot meals to local older people. Funding is awarded as a contribution towards running costs and can help with rent, training, meal costs and volunteer expenses. Please note that this scheme cannot cover day trips, home delivery of meals or additional social activities provided by lunch clubs. In order to be eligible, clubs must:

  • be run by a management committee, have a constitution/governing document and a bank account in the name of the club (or of the charitable organisation which runs the club)
  • serve approximately 20+ hot meals per week to older people
  • operate for at least 40 weeks of the year
  • have adequate insurance and volunteers who are trained, specifically in Food Handling
  • be registered as a food provider with Leeds City Council (click here for more information)
  • new clubs must be able to demonstrate the need for their services

Priority will be given to clubs working with communities which face high levels of disadvantage and isolation.

Area
All clubs must be operating within the Leeds City Council boundary for the benefit of local residents.

Amount
The amount awarded to each club is calculated based on the types of expenditure you have to pay, how often you meet and how many people attend. Grants are up to a maximum of £5,000.
Please note that the way grants are calculated has changed for 2018/19 – Priority will be given to clubs working with communities which face high levels of disadvantage and/or isolation. All clubs meeting the basic criteria will still be eligible a grant but the amount may vary from previous years.

Closing Date
This fund is currently closed to applications.

To Apply – Existing Lunch Clubs
This fund is currently closed to applications. The link to the online application form will be available here when it re-opens.
In order to complete this, you will be require to attach the following supporting documents:
1. A list of the names and addresses of your management committee
2. Your club’s constitution (or that of the parent charity, if applicable)
3. Accounts or a balance sheet for your club (you can use your own format or download our template by clicking here)
4. A completed Monitoring Form; this can be downloaded by clicking here
5. Evidence of Public Liability Insurance

If you have an issue using our online form, please contact us on grants@leedscf.org.uk or 0113 242 2426. Offline forms are available where required.

To Apply – New Lunch Clubs
This fund is currently closed to applications. The link to the online application form will be available here when it re-opens.
In order to complete this, you will be require to attach the following supporting documents:
1. A list of the names and addresses of your management committee
2. Your club’s constitution (or that of the parent charity, if applicable)
3. Evidence of Public Liability Insurance

If you have an issue using our online form, please contact us on grants@leedscf.org.uk or 0113 242 2426. Offline forms are available where required.