The Mars in the Community programme supports charitable organisations that will deliver a positive benefit to the community within the following themes:

Nutrition: Helping individuals and families eat more balanced diets

  • Educational programmes: teaching people to cook healthy balanced meals
  • Projects that develop life skills and inspire people to cook

Sustainability: Advancing sustainable communities, especially community gardens and growing projects

  • School growing spaces
  • Community growing spaces

Benefits of Shared Meals: Supporting community or education projects that promote and inspire people to cook and eat together.

  • School food technology area makeovers
  • Provide pop up kitchens to enable communities or schools to cook
  • Community cooking programmes and projects

Grants of £500 – £3,000 are available.

Groups and projects must be operating within a 15 mile radius of the Mars site in King’s Lynn (PE30 4JE). Schools are also eligible to apply.

Grants are typically awarded in one funding round per year. Shortlisted applications will be invited into Mars to share their passion and plans for their community projects. Successful applicants may be invited to into Mars to report on the progress of their funded project.