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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

Applications closed on Monday 15 November 2021. For any questions or enquiries, please contact [email protected].

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.