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How is IFAN Funded?

During 2020 IFAN was funded by donations from the general public, Depop, Church Action on Poverty and Lajna Ima'illah UK as well as through grants from The Roddick Foundation and The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation specifically in relation to independent food bank food parcel data collation.

Towards the end of 2020, IFAN was awarded a grant by The National Community Lottery Fund to support the co-development of cash first referral leaflets in England. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) ran their Annual Appeal on behalf of IFAN during December 2020/January 2021. The funding raised was used for IFAN's cash first referral leaflet work and distributed to member organisations.


IFAN was awarded grants by the Aurum Charitable Trust in January 2021 and by the Albert Hunt Trust specifically for member organisations in March 2021. In April 2021, IFAN was funded by the Scottish Government to support the co-development and dissemination of 'Worrying About Money?' cash first referral leaflets across Scotland. And throughout 2021, IFAN's work was also supported by funding from The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.


In 2022, IFAN's work was funded through donations from the general public, the Aurum Charitable Trust, StepChange, the Scottish Government, The  Cara Delevingne Foundation and the Dyers Company.

For organisations considering making a donation to IFAN

Please see IFAN's criteria for considering the acceptance of proposed donations or funding exceeding £500:

If you have any questions please contact IFAN's Director Sabine Goodwin at

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