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Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

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The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation is one of the leading independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The Foundation has supported Kindling over several years to strengthen projects like the Land Army and Feeding Manchester. Their support has also enabled Kindling to explore ways of establishing its ultimate aim of purchasing a farm near Greater Manchester.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

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The Heritage Lottery Fund uses money raised through the National Lottery to 'sustain and transform our heritage'. It supports museums, parks and historic places as well as the  natural environment and cultural traditions. The Kindling Trust has secured two Heritage Lottery grants totalling just over £50,000 to support its food heritage project: Forgotten Fields.  For more information visit:


Awards for All

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Awards for All is a Big Lottery grant scheme and has provided Kindling with a number of grants of just under £10,000 for a number of community-engagement projects over several years. Awards for All currently support us to pilot our social prescribing programme with carers groups at our Woodbank Community Food Hub. Over the years they have enabled us amongst other things to hold the ‘Global Crisis Organic Response’ event and produce a food heritage calendar with St.



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The Kindling Trust is a not for profit social enterprise with charitable aims (Company number: 6136029).
Kindling Trust Ltd - Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 7HR