Fund title: Food Charities Grant Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants up to £100,000 for front-line charities providing food aid to vulnerable people affected by COVID-19

Application deadline:

6 July 2020

Fund description:

Front-line food aid charities can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to help with providing food to the vulnerable.

Grants can be used to provide for people who are unable to afford food or who have moved into temporary accommodation as a result of COVID-19, for example those who have left home due to domestic abuse, newly-released prisoners, the newly homeless.

Applications are accepted from charities that are unable to meet an increased demand for food from vulnerable individuals or supporting charities. They should have the capacity to distribute all of the food purchased under this grant by 9 August 2020.

Defra will assess applications to the fund in the order they are submitted.

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