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THE FOOD SOLIDARITY FUND - Call for Applications

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 13, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on July 23, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified a global crisis of food security. Around the world, Social Gastronomy organizations are responding to address the inequities in the food system and re-imagining a more sustainable, equitable, and healthy future.

The Food Solidarity Fund was designed to support these organizations from our trusted network, who are developing solutions for relief and recovery, using the power of food to create social change.

1. Provide critical financial assistance to Social Gastronomy organizations responding to the food insecurity challenges during and post COVID-19;
2. Connect Social Gastronomy organizations to foster collaboration and innovation;
3. Raise awareness about the power of food in building more resilient local communities.

> COMMUNITY IMPACT: Number of meals that you can serve within the next 75 days to continue supporting populations most heavily impacted by COVID-19 in your local community.
> INNOVATION: An innovative solution to provide that many meals. 
> COLLABORATION: Capacity and willingness to collaborate with local partners and organizations to scale and accelerate local impact.
> TEAM: A preference will be given to organizations that prioritize diversity and equity in their teams and include participation of people they serve.

We want to highlight and learn from different local contexts in this global crisis. For this reason, a special consideration will be given to ensure geographical diversity of beneficiary organizations

Utilize This Offer

In this first round the SGM will provide critical financial assistance of USD 10,000 to ten Social Gastronomy organizations in ten different countries from our trusted network to continue bringing food and support to the most vulnerable in their local communities.

Applicant organizations must : 1) Be members of SGM’s global community; 2) Be a registered NGO with a focus on Social Gastronomy: using the power of food to create social change; 3) Provide emergency food security directly, or as part of a larger collective; 4) have alignment with the Social Gastronomy Movement’s values of service, collaboration, gratitude, and equity.

Application deadline: 24 July 2020.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 13
Jul 13

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network

Jill Langhus
Jul 15
Jul 15

Thanks, Ana!