Food4families funders

Present funders

The Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for distributing 40 per cent of all funds raised for good causes (about 11 pence of every pound spent on a Lottery ticket) by the National Lottery - around £670 million last

Tesco Green Bag Fund



Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK*. The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community.

Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork who is working with greenspace scotland to support successful projects in Scotland.

Whitley Community Development Association

WCDA are a local charity working in the Whitley area of Reading. We are based at the Whitley Social Club & Cafe which is situated within the South Reading Youth & Community Centre, Northumberland Avenue, Whitley, Reading RG2 7QA.

 Reading Borough Council

Local Food Reading Borough Council provide grants and advice to support local voluntary and community organisations.

Berkshire Community Fund

he Berkshire Community Fund's 'Give a Child a Chance' grants help disadvantaged children across Berkshire to live more fulfilling lives.
Whilst many people believe Berkshire is an affluent area, there are a number of hidden needs in each unitary authority relating to children and young people. They aim to address these needs when they provide grants.

Previously we have received funding from

Local Food

Local Food Local Food has been developed by a consortium of 15 national environmental organisations, and is managed on their behalf by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT). Supported by the Big Lottery Fund's Changing Spaces programme, Local Food will distribute grants to a variety of food related projects to make locally grown food more accessible.

The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts

The Wildlife Trusts The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT) is a registered charity, incorporated by Royal Charter, to promote conservation and manage environmental programmes throughout the whole of the UK. It has established management systems for holding and distributing funds totalling more than £20 million annually to environmental projects across the UK.

Trees for Cities

Trees for Cities

Trees for Cities is an independent charity, which inspires people to plant and love trees worldwide. Over three years, the Trees for Food programme was funded to create twenty new growing spaces promoting sustainable changes in behaviour through raising awareness and understanding of food growing, healthy eating, and local food networks. Treesfor Cities is supported by The Big Tree Plant and Local Food fund.

Children In Need

Supported by BBC Children in Need BBC Children in Need is the BBC's UK corporate charity. The annual telethon is one of the highs of the BBC calendar and plenty of activity takes place all across the UK around this time to help raise those crucial pennies to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Through Children in Needs Small Grants programme, they reach organisations operating with smaller amounts of money which they recognise can make a huge difference to the lives of children and young people.