About the fund
The Children’s Health Fund was set up by Sustain with Jamie Oliver’s help in August 2015. The aim is to get restaurants and cafes to volunteer to put a 10p sugary drinks levy on non-alcoholic soft drinks on their menu with added sugar.
The money raised by the self-imposed levy will be paid into the CHF, administered by Sustain. The Children's Health Fund is overseen by an independent board, made up of experts on children’s health and food education. The board approves the allocation of grants to programmes and schemes aimed at improving children’s health and food education.
Applications will be open from 15th February 2016 via this website, with funding to be distributed from May 2016.
The Children's Health Fund will be fully evaluated by an independently appointed body who will assess the effect this sugary drinks levy has on customer behaviour.
All initiatives funded by the Children's Health Fund will be monitored to assess their performance and effectiveness.
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