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. 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.


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:


People's Postcode Trust

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The players of People’s Postcode Lottery have supported our community activity at our Woodbank FarmStart site. In 2018 their support enabled us to greatly increase our community engagement, run weekly gardening sessions and a summer programme of events and training. This year, following on from their first grant, they are supporting us to develop the Community Garden at Woodbank. With their support we will make the garden more accessible with raised beds, create a pond and other features to help increase biodiversity and to run a number of skills sessions for the Community Gardeners.

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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