13 December 2021
Co-op and Hubbub Foundation’s Community Fridge Grants
Funding for UK community organisations to establish a new Community Fridge to minimise food waste.
Not-for-profit groups across the UK can now apply for grants of £4,000 to cover all costs associated with establishing a new Community Fridge. This includes:
- Buying fridges and freezer
- Volunteer expenses
- Print display materials
- Cleaning materials
- Relevant staff training
To be eligible for funding, organisations must:
- Be setting up a new Community Fridge which has not yet opened
- Establish the Community Fridge within six months and have intentions to sustain the project for at least three years
- See the potential for setting up future food and environment-related projects
The Fridge should be open to the whole community and not used for emergency food provision, and ideally not located within a two-mile radius of an existing Community Fridge or similar project.
100 Community Fridge projects are expected to receive grants, with applicants from areas with higher levels of deprivation given priority.
The deadline to apply is midnight on 1 February 2022.