Lunch Club Grants

 

Location: Leeds 

Deadline: 14/02/2019

Lunch Club Grants

Leeds 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 (if you have a smaller number, the panel may use discretion and award a grant which as be scaled down proportionately)
  • operate for at least 40 weeks of the year (if you operate for fewer weeks, the panel may use discretion and award a grant which as be scaled down proportionately)
  • have adequate insurance and volunteers who are trained, specifically in Food Handling
  • new clubs must be able to demonstrate the need for their services
  • make use of appropriate training for volunteers and be prepared to work with other local organisations

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 each week and how many people attend.

Process
If your Lunch Club is already running, please click here to start the application form. You will need to attach the following:
1. List of names of Management Committee members including a statement to note whether any are related or living at the same address
2. A record of your club’s income and expenditure for the previous financial year e.g. accounts or a balance sheet. If it is helpful, you can click here to download a template but other formats are acceptable. This must be for the Lunch Club itself and not for any parent charity.
3. Copy of your governance document (e.g. a Constitution). This can be for a parent charity where applicable.
4. A completed copy of the Monitoring Form. The form can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you would like to set up a new Lunch Club, please click here to access the application form. You will need to attach the following:
1. List of names of Management Committee members including a statement to note whether any are related or living at the same address
2. Copy of your governance document (e.g. a Constitution). This can be for a parent charity where applicable. 

*We encourage clubs to apply online where possible. However, if you require an offline application, just get in touch using the details below.*

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Thursday 14th February 2019.

Successful applicants should spend their grant within 12 months of the award being confirmed.

If you have any queries about the programme, or would like advice as to whether or not your project might
be eligible, please contact our Grants Team on 0113 242 2426 or email grants@leedscf.org.uk.