Funds will be available in support of emergency feeding and to support initiatives involving or benefiting the sector in the UK as well as other projects addressing the impact of the Coronavirus in the UK and in Carluccio’s birthplace of Italy.
Charities working in these areas are invited to apply for grants for up to £10,000.
The Foundation has already made a £20,000 donation to its existing partner The Clink - where Carluccio was a chef ambassador - to support its new Coronavirus-related Clink Graduates Emergency Fund that is helping ex-offenders in the community who are impacted by the current crisis.
It has also donated £10,000 to Exeter-based charity St Petrocks, which provides feeding and support in the crisis for the city’s homeless and vulnerable.
The foundation was established by the late restaurateur to support the hospitality industry with the resources its needs, to promote a better understanding of food origins and nutrition and to make direct support available for organisations working to feed those in need worldwide.
The Coronavirus makes the need in some of these areas enormous and, as a result, The Foundation has decided to focus its efforts in the UK and Italy, it says.
“In these terribly difficult times we want to provide as much support as we can to challenge the impact of COVID-19 both here and Italy and we have no doubt that Antonio would have wanted the same,” says Simon Kossoff, trustee and CEO of The Antonio Carluccio Foundation.
Organisations seeking support are invited to contact the trustees through The Foundation's website
Last week Hospitality Action said that its grant fund for struggling hospitality workers stood at £260,000. To make a donation to its fund, click here.