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The Co-op COVID-19 Funding Programme launches in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight today (including Portsmouth and Southampton) and has been set-up to provide grants of upto £5,000 to local voluntary and community groups that deliver programme which provide emergency food and includes all programmes that address food insecurity and its impacts for those in need.

Please note the closing date is the 13th November at 12 Midday.





Status:   Closed
Opening Date:   27 Oct 2020
Closing Date:   13 Nov 2020
Minimum Grant:   £ 1000
Maximum Grant:   £ 5000

Location: Multiple Locations
Causes: Poverty & Disadvantage

Criteria:

Examples of Programmes we can Fund

We can fund Programmes that support one or more of the following:

  • Redistribute surplus food to the people who need it most in our communities
  • Provide easy access to nutritious food and balanced meals for beneficiaries struggling on a limited budget
  • Help to educate and upskill beneficiaries on how to provide low cost meal solutions, limiting food waste and shopping smartly
  • Support future generations by prioritising the wellbeing of children and young people struggling with food insecurity
  • Food programmes for vulnerable communities delivered in our local communities this includes emergency food and programmes that address food insecurity and its impacts

Please explain how your project will be affected if your local area moved into a higher government tier.

Who Can Apply

  • Registered and unregistered Charities including CIOs
  • Voluntary and community groups
  • CIC
  • Churches and other religions (no proselytising)

Exclusions

  • Organisations NOT based and active in Hampshire including Portsmouth and Southampton
  • Capital building projects
  • Application from individuals
  • Public bodies: local authorities or schools
  • Organisations whose Objects are for the sole benefit or relief of animals or plants
  • National charities
  • Any party political activity
  • Commercial ventures
  • Proselytising activities, ie active promotion of a specific religion or belief system

 

Other Notes

Please note if we receive a large volume of applications we will prioritise the smaller organisations working on the frontline in our communities and those who do not have high reserves.

You can apply to this programme if you have been supported by us in the last 12 months but this will be taken into consideration.

Please explain how your project will be affected if your local area moved into a higher government tier.

Your project should not start before 24th December 2020 and run beyond the 31 July 2021

If you have not received a Grant from us in the last 3 years then we may require a reference

Before you start

  • Answer all questions on the application form
  • Try and be concise
  • Please ensure you give us a budget breakdown –
  • if there are staff costs we will need to know the number of hours worked per week and the number of week worked together with the hourly paid.
  • For venue hire we will need to know the number of hours hired per week and the number of weeks hired together with the hourly charge