FOOD CHARITIES GRANT FUND: up to £100K to support people affected by Covid-19

The Government is making grants of up to £100,000 available to food charities providing food to the vulnerable.

Credit: Brighton and Hove Food Partnership

Credit: Brighton and Hove Food Partnership

You can apply for the grant to provide for people:

  • unable to afford food
  • who have moved into temporary accommodation as a result of COVID-19, for example those who have left home due to domestic abuse, newly released prisoners, the newly homeless.

You’re eligible to apply if you:

  • are unable to meet an increased demand for food from vulnerable individuals or supporting charities
  • have the capacity to distribute all of the food purchased under this grant by 9 August 2020

DEFRA will assess applications on a first come first served basis

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The ‘Building a food partnership’ theme of the SFP Toolkit – the pink section – contains resources to help you establish an appropriate and representative food partnership. In particular these resources will be useful:

Get the right people involved by encouraging and planning Stakeholder engagement and steering groups

Facilitate community participation and build representation through Community food mapping and Food focus group facilitation

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Local Policies

Bristol Food Policy Council secured strong references to food in the Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The HWB has a key strategic aim to use ‘our combined influence and commissioning to support work to tackle obesity, nutritional deficiency and food poverty’. The Health and Wellbeing Strategy has 10 key priorities, one of which is food (page 5). The aim is ‘to create a healthier, more sustainable, more resilient food system for the city to benefit the local economy and the environment’.

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