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Foodbank Grants Launched

Published Thursday 20 August, 2020
Last updated Thursday 20 August, 2020

Local organisations are being encouraged to apply for funding from Swale Borough Council’s brand-new Foodbank Grant.

The council are offering a total of £15,000 to support community projects and organisations achieve the objectives of the Supporting Foodbanks Project.

The project helps foodbanks support people in severe need, promote healthier eating and tackle the causes of foodbank usage by working with others to offer specialist support and advice.

The applications process is open for four weeks, starting Monday (20 Jan) and closing on 17 February, and each organisation can apply for a maximum of £6,000.

Cllr Julian Saunders, deputy cabinet member for community at the council, said:

“Foodbanks provide a vital service in the community and it’s imperative that we support them in any way we can.

“Too many people have had to use foodbanks to feed their families, and without them many wouldn’t have known where their next meal was coming from.

“The grants will not only support the great work of the foodbanks but also those services that tackle the problems that force residents to use foodbanks in the first place.

“The foodbank grant is open for four weeks and we encourage any service that works with foodbanks to get in touch and make an application.”

For more information about the grant, including an application form and guidance on how to apply, visit www.swale.gov.uk/grants

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