Charities, community and voluntary groups, parish and town councils, parent-teacher associations and other not-for-profit organisations tackling food poverty can apply for a share of £1.5 million in funding raised through sales of the Co-op’s summer picnic range and donated to the National Emergencies Trust.
The emergency funding will be distributed by forty-six community foundations across the UK.
The grant amount that organisations can apply for will be set at a local level so applicants will need to check with their local community foundation before applying. The vast majority of grants awarded will likely to be between £2000 and £10,000 but in some cases a community foundation might award a larger grant to an organisation that is covering a larger geographic area or leading on a coordinated partnership response.
Local organisations best placed to support people and communities affected by food poverty during the Covid-19 pandemic such as food banks, volunteer centres, food delivery services, programmes that tackle food waste, and holiday hunger schemes can all apply for support.
The deadline for applications is the 13th November 2020.
For further information please view – https://www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/our-programmes/coopfunding