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We are currently assessing the Swansea Food Poverty Grant 2020/21 Round 2 applications and fully expect that the total value of this financial years' available funding will be awarded as a result of this process. 

We will not be able to accept any new applications this financial year.  If any organisations would like further information or to discuss their projects and potential opportunities for support then they can email tacklingpoverty@swansea.gov.uk   

 

We would like to thank the various organisations and groups across Swansea that are working so hard to support those experiencing food poverty and food insecurity during this difficult time and are pleased to be able to support their work through this funding.

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Swansea food poverty grant 2020/2021

Swansea Council made funding available to tackle food poverty and address food insecurity in Swansea. The applications are now closed.

Who is eligible to apply?

Charitable or voluntary organisations, those with charitable objectives and not-for-private-profit organisations.

Fund priorities

We would welcome applications for capital/revenue funding that address issues relating to food poverty including enhancing crisis food provision and community growing projects and spaces.

For example, we would be interested in applications which address priorities such as:

Capital

  • Extending existing food crisis provision.
  • Food preparation and cooking equipment.
  • Storage/storage solutions.
  • Fridges/freezers.
  • Mobile services.
  • Growing spaces/growing resources.
  • Enhanced access to and supply of food grown within communities.
  • Website/App development eg. directory, network, communications etc.

Revenue

  • Food.
  • Staff eg. foodbank staff/coordination of food activity/collection and distribution.
  • Training eg. health and safety/cooking and nutrition skills.
  • Volunteer expenses.

Plus other initiatives which address a food poverty need in Swansea.

Levels of funding

Small grant fund - Capital/revenue up to £2,500

Main grant fund - Capital/revenue over £2,500

The funding will need to be spent by 31 March 2021.


Closing dates

Round one - Quick start applications (small grants only): 10.00am Monday 14 December 2020.

Round two - Small grants and main grant: 10.00am Monday 11 January 2021.

We are currently assessing the Swansea Food Poverty Grant 2020/21 Round 2 applications and fully expect that the total value of this financial years' available funding will be awarded as a result of this process.  We will therefore not be able to accept any new applications this financial year.  If any organisations would like further information or to discuss their projects and potential opportunities for support then they can email tacklingpoverty@swansea.gov.uk   

We would like to thank the various organisations and groups across Swansea that are working so hard to support those experiencing food poverty and food insecurity during this difficult time and are pleased to be able to support their work through this funding.


Application criteria and assessment

All applications will be assessed against the criteria below and applicants will be required to demonstrate:

  • Organisational status/charitable objectives (Q2 and Q3).
  • That the funding will address one of the fund priorities or an identified food poverty need (Q4, Q5 and Q6).
  • Accessibility and equal opportunities policy (Q8 and policy).
  • Full financial breakdown of the funding requested (Q9).

 

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