Together Liverpool are offering Feast of Fun grants of up to £300 for churches across the Diocese of Liverpool to host food-related community activities for children and young people in and around February half term 2022.

Applications must be received by 5pm, Monday January 31, and the funding must be spent by the end of March 2022.

We are looking to support activities which are:

  • Church-led, we encourage you to involve other community partners, such as local schools, faith groups, voluntary organisations or other churches
  • Enable your church to strengthen connections with families, children and/or young people in your community, beyond your usual church family
  • Include healthy food as a key element of your activity

Activities can take place over one day or multiple days, and we will be looking to support a range of activities across the diocese. We will prioritise funding new activities, which churches haven’t run before, activities that reflect value for money and applications that work in partnership with others, including partnering with a church within the Diocese of Liverpool - other churches operating within the area are welcome to apply.

All Feast of Fun activities should be open and welcoming for people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and faiths in your community.

Churches can apply for a grant of between £50 and £300. Single event activities (such as a Community Fun Day) can apply for up to £150. Multiple day events (such as a Holiday Club) can apply for a grant up to £300.

To find out about previous activities which we funded you can download our Impact Reports from Feast of Fun grant schemes we ran in February 2021 and Summer 2021, including case studies. Together these activities reached more than 3,300 children and we have been very encouraged by hearing from churches how activities have often been a catalyst for further social action. You can also read some case studies on our website.

Please check out our Feast of Fun resources - including our healthy Recipe Cards with ideas for foods to make with children, and a Superhero Holiday Resource Pack with ideas for churches. You can also read our case studies by clicking the links below.

Case Studies - Feast of Fun 2021

Church Wigan - 'Hampers of Hope' delivered to 322 children and parents, with activities including a Lent eco challenge

Church Wigan - Feast of Fun Hampers of Hope Feb 21
Church Wigan Hampers of Hope - Feast of Fun Feb 2021

St Andrew's Clubmoor - 200 free packed lunches for families to help tackle holiday hunger and an on-line pancake party

St Andrew's Clubmoor Feast of Fun Feb 21
St Andrew's Clubmoor lunches & pancakes - Feast of Fun Feb 2021

Glory Worship Church - Children from inner city Liverpool learned to make Ghanaian and Indian food, as well as an American pancake breakfast

Glory Worship Church
Glory Worship Church cooking - Feast of Fun Summer 2021

St Luke's West Derby - 1,000 healthy breakfasts and packed lunches were provided to families, in partnership with two local organisations

St Luke's West Derby
St Luke's church West Derby - Feast of Fun Summer 2021

St Mary's Grassendale - family meal packs with recipes, baking classes, soup & sandwich delivery and toddler's fruit treasure hunt

St Mary's Grassendale Feast of Fun Feb 21
St Mary's Grassendale cooking - Feast of Fun Feb 2021

Ormskirk Parish Church - Baking bread boxes delivered to families with ingredients and recipes for families to make loaves together

Ormskirk Parish Church bread baking
Ormskirk Parish Church bread baking - Feast of Fun Feb 2021

Trinity Church Page Moss - Children's on-line holiday club with packed lunches delivered and an Olympic torch relay.

Trinity Church Page Moss Feast of Fun Feb 2021
Trinity Church Page Moss deliveries - Feast of Fun Feb 2021

Ideas for Feast of Fun activities

Ideas for Feast of Fun activities

"This grant made a huge difference in strengthening relationship with our community" - Pastor at Glory Worship Church, Blessing Osaghae

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