The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund Phase 2 is now open for new applications to tackle food poverty. Due to exceptional demand in Phase 1, the Trust has decided to relaunch the fund with another allocation of £100,000.
This is a rolling application process, with no application deadline. Decisions will be made on a weekly basis, and the programme will close when all funds have been allocated.
Those who received funds in Phase 1 can apply again if your monitoring report is complete and/or you have less than £250 e-Voucher credit left.
Examples of the type of services who can receive support are (please note this list is not exhaustive):
- Food banks
- Food parcels schemes
- Meal preparation services (such as packed lunches, meals on wheels, soup kitchens etc.)
Grants are awarded to organisations in the top 30% most deprived former coalfield areas. Eligible coalfield wards in Nottingham city are Bestwood, Bulwell and Bulwell Forest. Areas in Broxtowe, Gedling, Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood, Ashfield and Mansfield are also referenced. To see a full list of all eligible wards in the East Midlands, click here.
Projects can apply for up to £2,500. Funds can be spent at any known retailer or supermarket or at Company Shop. Company Shop Group is the UK's largest commercial redistributor of food and household products and sells surplus food and household items from well-known retailers and brands at significantly discounted prices. The nearest Company Shop to Nottingham is located in Long Eaton (see full address and opening times here).
For more information and to apply, click here.