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The Nourish Fund

The Nourish Fund makes funding of up to £2,000 available to enable small or newly set-up organisations to access our paid-for services, that they may not otherwise be able to afford.

The Nourish Fund is there to support small or newly set up organisations in London access the high-quality expertise on offer at Compost London. It is designed to help your organisation grow, develop or become more sustainable.

What's on offer?

You can apply to the fund for up to £2,000 to cover the costs of services which will enable you to build the skills, knowledge or systems within your organisation (we call this building an organisation's capacity).

We recognise that it is often difficult to find the money to invest in the development or growth of your organisation and our small bursary scheme is designed to ensure that groups who are typically least able to access this type of support may benefit.

Who can apply for the Nourish Fund?

The Nourish Fund is designed to support small and start up Voluntary Community Sector organisations to be better at what they do.  

You can only apply for a grant if you cannot access the support you need for free elsewhere.  

Usually, to apply for a grant at least one of the following must be true for your organisation:  

  • your income in the last year was £20,000 or less  
  • you received £10,000 or less in grants in the last year  
  • you have been formally set up/constituted for 3 years or less  

If you are unsure whether you meet the criteria or have some funding that could be used to match our support, please talk to us.

How do I apply

As a first step please carefully read the Nourish Fund Guidance Document below.

If you meet the criteria above and feel like the Compost London Nourish Fund is suitable for you, please download and complete the Nourish Fund Application form (Word), also below.  

If you need the document in an alternative format send us an email and let us know and we’ll do our best to support you.  

Our application form is in Microsoft word, and we ask that you email this to us. If for some reason this will not work for you, please send us an email to ask for guidance.

Please note: If your work is time dependent, please make sure you include this in the application. We are a small team and will need to take this into account when planning work.  Once you are happy, please email your completed application form to

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Find out more

We strongly recommend getting in touch with us by email ahead of an application so we can discuss your organisational needs.

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