The Antonio Carluccio Foundation

Grants for charities in the UK working to feed those in need and promote a better understanding of food origins and nutrition. Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

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During the current coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis, the Foundation is making a total of £500,000 available for 2020.

The funding is for the prevention or relief of poverty and hunger and education on nutrition in the UK.

Examples of recently funded projects include:

  • Chefs in Schools, aiming to improve children’s health through better food and education in schools through tailored training programmes, campaigning and the development of Hackney School of Food.
  • Lakefield Hospitality College, a Hospitality Training College for young women from the age of 16 to 24 from a range of social backgrounds. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by developing course content for online fulfilment.
  • Foodcycle, providing free weekly community meals, run by volunteers and using surplus food for vulnerable people across England. Currently responding to the Covid-19 crisis by delivering up to 1,500 food parcels a week to vulnerable people.
  • Compassion London, professional chefs and other volunteers cooking and delivering nutritious meals to NHS workers, the sick and vulnerable children.

The application form can be found on the Antonio Carluccio Foundation website (

Contact the Antonio Carluccio Foundation for further information (

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