Community Food Hubs Grant

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The Community Food Hubs

New fund open for April

Running a community fridge? Got an idea for an activity you’d like to try at your space?

Together with Starbucks, Hubbub is offering 50 community fridges up to £9,000 in funding to develop food-related initiatives.

Since 2021, we’ve helped support 150 food hub projects to get off the ground. We’re delighted to support a further 100 this year.

Food hub project themes

  1. Skills

    To up-skill your community and raise awareness of affordable, healthy and sustainable living. Think workshops and events, repair cafes, skill-sharing or a library of things.

  2. Affordable food

    To try out new ways to increase access to local and affordable food. Think food cooperatives, veg box schemes or food markets.

  3. Community connection

    To provide the opportunity for the community to come together around shared food. Think community meals, coffee and chats, and recipe shares.

  4. Growing

    To support community growing and increase the amount of edible food grown and shared locally. Think community gardens, greening projects and seed or plant sharing.

Want to find out more?

Community fridges that are part of the Community Fridge Network can apply. Start with these steps:

Apply by Tuesday 30th April
Apply here


  • Applications open at 9am, 1st April
  • Applications close at 11.59pm, 30th April
  • Applicants will be informed of the outcome by 14th June

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