A new Food Resilience grant fund is being provided to help Somerset communities that support or directly work to develop food resilience.
Any community group, charity, organisation, and agency in Somerset can apply for a maximum of £2,000. The deadline for applications has been extended to the 31st May 2022 – or when the fund runs out. The grant is funded by
Somerset County Council and provided by Smart Communities Ltd.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, food security became a huge focus for communities across the nation. Communities in Somerset came together to help support individuals, families, homeless people and anyone isolated to make sure that everyone in need had access to food through deliveries, collection points, and storage solutions. Often these needs have always in our communities but were unseen by the wider community. Now those groups are being offered additional funding to help continue to tackle those needs and continue the wonderful work undertaken over the last two years.
Gail McCarthy from Smart Communities said: “We are delighted to be able to extend the deadline to allow as many people as possible across Somerset, the opportunity to apply. We want the grant to provide support to groups and organisations helping some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. It is first come, first served though, so we strongly recommend getting your application back to us as soon as you can.”
“The money can be used in many ways and there is no fixed list of things we will fund. We are here to support your local needs, ideas, and solutions as every community is different. You know what works for you and your area – get in touch and get your application in today!”
For more information, full guidelines and application details visit the opens in a new windowSmart Communities website.