Funders & Supporters

The Kindling Trust is supported by a number of organisations and funders who have aided different aspects of our development or specific projects:

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. This support enabled amongst other things the Global Crisis: Organic Response debate; a 2009 food heritage calendar with St. Margaret's Primary School; FeedingManchester conferences; the establishment of the Land Army in 2011 and recently support for our FarmStart incubator farm.

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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.

More information about their work can be found at: www.

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:


Reaching Communities England

National Lottery Funded Reaching Communities England

Reaching Communities England makes grants supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. The Kindling Trust have recieved support over a 5 year period. The priorities of the money are to bring people together and build strong relationships across communties, improve the places and spaces that matter to communities and enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage. 

The Naturesave Trust

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The Naturesave Trust was set up in 1995 to fund specific environmental and conservation projects throughout the UK. The primary function of the Trust is to encourage the greater adoption of sustainable development, especially within the Small and Medium Sized business community (SMEs) and they have kindliy supported our work at FarmStart to help us buy a tractor.    For more information please visit:

The Tudor Trust.

The Tudor Trust is an independent grant-making trust which supports voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. The Tudor Trust are supporting Kindling to grow and strengthen the organisation and enable us to explore the options for buying a farm – Kindling’s ultimate aim.

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The Kindling Trust is a not for profit social enterprise with charitable aims (Company number: 6136029).
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