Swansea Council has announced the applications for Swansea food poverty grant 2021/2022 to tackle food poverty and address food insecurity in Swansea.
Swansea Council has received funding from Welsh Government to offer organisations to tackle Food Poverty and address Food Insecurity in Swansea.
- 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 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
- Charitable or voluntary organisations, those with charitable objectives and not-for-private-profit organisations.