Support available for projects tackling food poverty

26th October 2020

We are pleased to be working with the Co-op who have donated £35,000 to support food projects in Essex and we would like to hear from local charities and voluntary organisations that are in need of support.

Grants of up to £15,000 are available and projects and activities must be tackling food inequality or encouraging healthy eating during the coronavirus pandemic. We are particularly interested to hear from groups that are working in partnership.

Examples include, but are not limited to:
– Foodbanks and emergency food provision
– Breakfast and lunch clubs
– School holiday food programmes
– Cooking and healthy eating projects

Please make sure your application reaches us by Friday 13 November. Our grants team are on hand to answer any questions or guide you through the application process so do call them on 01245 356018 or CHAT to us through our website. To apply, click here.

The Co-op has donated £1.5m to National Emergencies Trust and UK Community Foundations to award funding to local initiatives. The money was raised over the summer through purchases from the Co-op’s picnic range.