Lunch Club Grants

Leed_DSC1415s Community Foundation, in partnership with Leeds City Council, are pleased to be offering grants to support the vital work of lunch clubs across the city. These grants are specifically for the running costs of lunch clubs 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
  • new clubs must be able to demonstrate the need for their services

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.

Closing Date
This programme is currently closed to applications.

To Apply
This programme is currently closed to applications. The application forms will be available on this page when it is open again.

Existing Lunch Clubs
This programme is currently closed to applications. The application forms will be available on this page when it is open again.

New Lunch Clubs
This programme is currently closed to applications. The application forms will be available on this page when it is open again.

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