Essex County Council (ECC) are committed to continue supporting communities most in need and that have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and following on from our summer, half term and Christmas fund they will extend their 2021 Lockdown Support fund so that foodbanks, food pantries, community organisations, schools and voluntary groups can provide food support through until when restrictions are currently planned to lift on the 21st June 2021.
This funding is for the provision of food for families with children and individuals from across Essex County Council local authority areas who are most in need and adversely impacted by covid-19.
Applications will be accepted for up to £3000. Please ensure that the amount you request in your application reflects the local need and the number of food packs that you will be supplying and families with children you will be supporting. You will need to tell the council how many hampers / packages you expect to be able to provide with this funding. They do not expect to allocate more than £15 per food pack, apart from in exceptional circumstances. This funding will run from Tuesday 25th May 2021 and all funding must be allocated by Sunday 20th June 2021. Essex County Council understand that you may need to provide support to a family on more than one occasion during this period but please make this clear in your application. The Council request that at least 80% of your grant be spent on families with children.
ECC are keen that everyone who needs it, has access to support during this period and so we will be sharing details of organisations who receive funding through this grant, so that families and individuals are aware of where they can go for support.
All successful applications will be required to complete Essex County Council monitoring form.
The application will open on Tuesday 25th May 2021 and remain open until 12noon on Friday 11th June 2021. Please complete the application (attached below) and return to email@example.com