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Grant funding opportunity for Gateshead's local Food Network opens for second round

Food grant

This winter, the cost-of-living crisis will have a significant impact on our residents. These unprecedented times will force many people to make difficult decisions, and the demand for help from our community partners will see a sharp increase. 

We recognise that many of our residents will be turning to our local Food Network for support as the cost of groceries is at an all time high. Our local Food Network continues to do an outstanding job for our communities, but it is becoming harder for people to donate, which is causing a strain on the support they can provide. 

A small grant funding opportunity for our local Food Network has been announced, with organisations being awarded up to £2500 to help them with resources and day to day functioning. This grant is from the Household Support Fund, which is provided by DWP to help us support our most vulnerable households.

The closing date for applications is 9 December 2022.

Find out more about the fund and how to apply

Deputy leader of the Council, Councillor Catherine Donovan recognises the importance of having our local Food Network during this time.

"Our food partners across Gateshead are doing a wonderful job and they are absolutely vital to our community at this time. It's important that we help them in any way we can so they can continue their important work and keep families and residents fed this winter." 

"I would urge our food partners to apply for the grant as soon as possible, to avoid the chance of missing out." 

We would like to thank our residents for their continued support and donations for the Food Network during this difficult time. Community spirit continues to make a real difference and provide people who are struggling with hope. 

Are you in the position to donate and help out? Visit Gateshead Foodbank's website to find out how you can help.

Do you need help with the cost of food and want to know more? Visit our food banks and pay as you feel food markets page

A £10m Fund Launched to Support UK Foodbanks has also been launched by the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust.

This new grant programme will further the efforts of foodbanks across the UK in tackling the growing food poverty crisis.

To be eligible to apply, organisations must:

  • Be not-for-profit.
  • Run a foodbank that has been running for six months or more which regularly gives out emergency food parcels at least once each week.
  • Have an annual income of between £25,000 and £1,000,000.
  • Not have reserves above one year's running costs.

The minimum amount which can be applied for is £500.

Applications for this grant must be submitted by 6 December 2022 (4pm) Foodbank Fund - Welcome (grantapps.net)

 

Food grant
22 November 2022

This winter, the cost-of-living crisis will have a significant impact on our residents. These unprecedented times will force many people to make difficult decisions, and the demand for help from our community partners will see a sharp increase. 

We recognise that many of our residents will be turning to our local Food Network for support as the cost of groceries is at an all time high. Our local Food Network continues to do an outstanding job for our communities, but it is becoming harder for people to donate, which is causing a strain on the support they can provide. 

A small grant funding opportunity for our local Food Network has been announced, with organisations being awarded up to £2500 to help them with resources and day to day functioning. This grant is from the Household Support Fund, which is provided by DWP to help us support our most vulnerable households.

The closing date for applications is 9 December 2022.

Find out more about the fund and how to apply

Deputy leader of the Council, Councillor Catherine Donovan recognises the importance of having our local Food Network during this time.

"Our food partners across Gateshead are doing a wonderful job and they are absolutely vital to our community at this time. It's important that we help them in any way we can so they can continue their important work and keep families and residents fed this winter." 

"I would urge our food partners to apply for the grant as soon as possible, to avoid the chance of missing out." 

We would like to thank our residents for their continued support and donations for the Food Network during this difficult time. Community spirit continues to make a real difference and provide people who are struggling with hope. 

Are you in the position to donate and help out? Visit Gateshead Foodbank's website to find out how you can help.

Do you need help with the cost of food and want to know more? Visit our food banks and pay as you feel food markets page

A £10m Fund Launched to Support UK Foodbanks has also been launched by the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust.

This new grant programme will further the efforts of foodbanks across the UK in tackling the growing food poverty crisis.

To be eligible to apply, organisations must:

  • Be not-for-profit.
  • Run a foodbank that has been running for six months or more which regularly gives out emergency food parcels at least once each week.
  • Have an annual income of between £25,000 and £1,000,000.
  • Not have reserves above one year's running costs.

The minimum amount which can be applied for is £500.

Applications for this grant must be submitted by 6 December 2022 (4pm) Foodbank Fund - Welcome (grantapps.net)

 

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