Lottery funding win!

Tues 12 December 2023

The Felix Project is being supported by the National Lottery Community Fund with a grant to help the charity understand its impact on both London and the environment.

Every week The Felix Project delivers tonnes of fresh and delicious surplus produce that would otherwise have been wasted. It is delivered for free to around 1,000 community organisations and primary schools across every London borough, who then use it to feed those experiencing food insecurity.

The charity has received around £417,598 to cover the costs of engaging with our community partners and research into the impact this work is having and the difference it is making in communities across the city.

Madeleine van Hilten, Head of Statutory Funding, Trusts and Foundations said:

“We know the work of The Felix Project is not only ensuring thousands of people, who are at risk of going hungry, are fed healthy and nutritious food, it is also having a positive impact on the environment by stopping tonnes of good food from going into landfill and producing harmful CO2 and greenhouse gases. It is vital we understand more about this and can demonstrate to all our supporters the full extent of the work we do. This funding will help us work innovatively to ensure we are reaching those most in need and supporting the huge array of communities that live in London in the most effective ways.”

The funding will also help the charity continue their employability programme which aims to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain work experience at our depots. Here they can learn skills to help them succeed in their future.