Grants are available for front-line food aid charities to help them continue to provide food to the vulnerable. There is a total fund of £3.45 million with grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 per organisation being made available. The deadline for bids is 6 July 2020 (12 noon).
Front-line food aid charities can apply.
Applicants will be eligible if they:
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.
Are receiving food from the FareShare charity.
The funding is to be used to provide for people:
- Who are 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, or the newly homeless.
Defra’s webpage (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-apply-for-the-food-charities-grant-fund) has more information.
Application is through the eSourcing portal (https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html).
Applications will be assessed strictly on a first come first served basis.
The outcome of the application will be sent by email.
Contact Defra for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.