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. Throughout 2021, IFAN's work was also supported by funding from The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
For organisations considering making a donation to IFAN
Please see IFAN's criteria for considering the acceptance of proposed donations or funding exceeding £500:
1. Does the overall mission/focus of the company/companies involved increase inequality?
2. Does the company/companies offering funding pay staff and sub-contracted staff the real Living Wage?
3. Does/do the company/companies involved have investments in tobacco, arms, oil, pharmaceuticals or alcohol?
4. Consideration will be made as to what extent and how a company/companies might use their engagement with IFAN as a way to improve their reputation as a company.
If you have any questions please contact our Coordinator Sabine Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Independent Food Bank Information
Charity number: 1180382
Registered Address: 71-75, Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ