The Food Grants Program provides financial contributions to local, not-for-profit organisations who provide food assistance and meals to those most in need in our local community, ie. meals to homeless people, people needing emergency assistance, or people who are financially in need in North Sydney.
Special emphasis is given to food activities which help address problems of social inequity.
Funding amounts are generally in the range of $500-2000.
Applications for 2021 funding are now OPEN
Applications CLOSE on Friday 4 December at 5pm.
Successful applicants will be advised by mid December 2020.
2020 Funding Recipients
Get inspiration from these successful 2020 Food Grant organisations/projects.
Church by the Bridge
Healthy community lunches once per month as well as a special Christmas Eve lunch for Greenway apartments residents.
The Kirribilli Centre
Community lunch on Tuesday and Friday people that are financially disadvantaged and socially isolated in our community. The community lunch provides a safe, welcoming space where people from all backgrounds in our community can come together and build relationships.
Crows Nest Centre
Supplies festive hampers to older people and people with a disability, most of whom live alone. To achieve this we work in partnership with local schools and churches to gather festive food items for distribution. A willing band of volunteers then assists us to sort, allocate and package festive hampers. The aim is to share the Christmas spirit with people who are often on their own over Christmas and New Year.
St Vincent de Paul Society
Vinnies at Crows Nest provides supermarket gift cards to those in need of food and essentials.
Taldumande Youth Services
Young people at Taldumande may not be able to spend Christmas with their families, so Taldumande provides a special Christmas celebration BBQ and all the young people receive a Christmas Hamper.
Phoenix House Youth Services
Friday lunches are provided to young people who are living out of home and are without family support. Friday Lunch program provides a nutritious home cooked meal and helps the young people connect with resources.