Cost of living Crisis News Round-up – Charity Funding to Provide Food, October 2022

Here is another collection of funding announcements and resources aimed at helping charities continue their work to help others during the country’s Cost of living Crisis.

Whilst every effort has been made to provide up-to-date information, due to the varying nature and progress of public policies and other related activity, MVA do advise that some of the details below may have changed since the time of its issue and ask that readers please check with each organisation’s website for the latest news.

Groundwork - One Stop Community Partnership Programme
Working with the One Stop network of shops, national organisation Groundwork have launched a programme to offer grants and begin a partnership with local One Stop stores.

Their Community Partnership Programme is designed to support community groups or organisations that operate near a One Stop store and are working to deliver solutions that:
  • Tackle food poverty
  • Support the vulnerable, the elderly, or low-income families
  • Run youth sports teams or similar activity
Alongside the grant, Groundwork says a long-term tailored programme of support would also be given by the One Stop Community Team and One Stop Store Team.

At the time of writing, there was no recognised deadline, suggesting this is a Continuous Rolling Programme and applications can be accepted at any time.

To find out more and how to apply, visit the Groundwork website.

SODEXHO Foundation Stop Hunger Campaign
International organisation SODEXHO are offering grants to UK charities that tackle hunger, promote healthy lifestyles, and develop life skills such as cooking.

Working in over 40 countries, SODEXHO donate time, skills and money to tackle hunger, support good nutrition and promote life skills in local communities.

To apply for a grant from the Foundation’s Stop Hunger Campaign, SODEXHO ask that interested parties should use their contact form for further details on how the Foundation can support their cause.

At the time of writing, the scheme can be seen as a Continuous Rolling Programme, so there is no deadline and applications can be accepted at any time.

More information is available at the Foundation’s website.

Working to provide resources to support the charity sector achieve and succeed, The Charity Excellence Framework CIO (CEF) offer a growing list of further support for Small Businesses and Enterprise, Community Groups, Charities, and similar organisations nationwide.
To find out more, visit their website.

MVA are also continuing their efforts to provide support and advice for the Charity Sector during these challenging times with their Reference Guide to Cost Cutting Measures, available in their Advice and Support pages.

If you would like to see coverage of specific news or subject to help your charity, your project, your community group or enterprise, you can get in touch by email at, you can also contact MVA via the website.