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Capital Nourishment Fund

Documenting London’s food and drink culture.

Bottles, boxes and plastic bags line packed shelves inside a shop.

Which food spots matter to you?

Ⓒ Jonas Martinez

Are you 16-25 and based in London?

We are interested in understanding the role of food and drink places as hubs of community and nourishment.

We are providing three micro-grants for young people with ideas to collect objects and stories around food and drink culture in London.

We have three small grants of £1,000 each for young people with ideas to document their local food spots. This could be the local pub, shisha lounge, chicken shop or a corner shop that is meaningful to its local community.

How will the Museum of London support you?

A sign with a phone number on on top of a restaurant, with a block of flats in the background.

© Jonas Martinez

We will provide training in research, project management, writing a collecting proposal, and support you through the process of documenting your selected food or drink places.

No specialist skills are needed to apply – if you have an important story to tell about London’s food and drink spaces and places, we want to hear from you.


  • By 15 November 2021: Final date for submitting applications on the form below.
  • By 26 November 2021: Successful applicants are notified.
  • November/December 2021: Training in research, collecting processes, budget planning and writing proposals takes place.
  • January-February 2022: The collecting project takes place
  • March 2022: The objects/stories are acquired by the Museum of London and form part of our collection.

What is London Eats?

London Eats is a community engagement and collecting project, which will document Londoners’ relationship with food and drink through new collecting.

Here you can find more information about our London Eats project.

How to apply

Simply complete the form below by Monday 15 November 2021. For any questions or enquiries, please contact [email protected].