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Co-Op Food Fund – details

Dear Residents

We have been sent the following:

The Co-operative have launched their new Co-op Food Fund initiative to help support people across the UK who may be facing food poverty.

Grants are now available to Community Organisations who are helping local communities with food distribution wherever it is needed.

The scheme is open to various types of organisation who are working to provide food and additional information on cost cutting nutritious meals to low income families.

What funding is available?

Grants of up to £1,000 are available. This is restricted funding that can only go towards sustainable food poverty programmes which tackle Co-op’s funding priorities detailed below:

A. REDISTRIBUTION – We will actively redistribute our surplus food to the people who need it most in our communities.

B. ACCESS – We will provide easy access to nutritious food and balanced meals for customers with a limited budget.

C. UPSKILLING – We will help to educate and upskill customers on low cost meal solutions, limiting food waste and shopping smartly.

D. YOUNG PEOPLE – We will support future generations by prioritising the wellbeing of children and young people struggling with food insecurity.

E. COMMUNITIES* – food programmes for vulnerable communities delivered in those communities.

To make an application, please visit the website below: