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Swansea food poverty grant 2021/2022

Swansea Council made funding available to tackle food poverty and address food insecurity in Swansea.

Guidance for Applicants

Swansea Council has received funding from Welsh Government to offer organisations to tackle Food Poverty and address Food Insecurity in Swansea. 

Who is eligible to apply?

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

Fund criteria

The purpose of the funding is to support an increased number of people facing food poverty by strengthening community food initiatives, including a focus on activity that helps address the root causes of food poverty. The terms and conditions of the grant state:

Capital funding should support organisations to access, store and distribute additional supplies of good quality food, including good food surplus, in particular, larger amounts of fresh food, boosting their capacity to provide good quality, nutritious food to their customers.  For example, but not limited to:

  • Purchasing fridges, freezers and cooking equipment
  • Purchasing IT equipment to help facilitate a system of electronic referrals and contact with customers

Examples of revenue funding:

  • Development of projects such as social supermarkets, community cafes, lunch clubs and community cooking classes
  • Development and strengthening food partnerships with a view to creating healthy, sustainable local food systems to help tackle food insecurity
  • Providing specialist support for initiatives such as outreach work, training for volunteers and development of community hubs which co-locate a range of support services

Therefore, we would welcome applications for capital and/or revenue funding that address issues relating to food poverty including enhancing crisis food provision, developing cooking and nutrition skills and community food growing projects and spaces.

How to apply

Please complete the online application form and provide the necessary additional information required.

Failure to provide the required information may result in delays in assessment or the application becoming ineligible for consideration.

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Levels of funding

Each application will be assessed on its merits with no minimum or maximum amount set for applications. In total, there is £100,365 Capital and £80,919 Revenue available for Swansea.

The funding will need to be spent by 31 March 2022.

Closing dates

Round one

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 4 August 2021.

If sufficient funds are available:

Round two

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 30 September 2021.

Applicants can apply during each round.


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 3)
  • That the funding will address the Fund Criteria or an identified food poverty need. (Q4, 5 and 6)
  • Accessibility and equal opportunities. (Q8)

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