Covid19 Food Support Fund



Covid19 Food Support Fund

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Essex County Council are committed to continued support for the communities most in need who have been adversely impacted by the Covid19 pandemic. Following on from our summer, half-term and Christmas funds we will extend our 2021 Lockdown Support Fund so that food banks, food pantries, community organisations, schools and voluntary groups can provide food support through until 20th September 2021

This funding is for the provision of food for families with children and also for individuals from across Essex County Council local authority areas (not including Southend and Thurrock) who are most in need and have been adversely impacted by Covid19.


Applications will be accepted for up to £3000. Please ensure that the amount you request in your application reflects the local need, the number of food packs you will be supplying and the families with children you will be supporting. You will need to tell us how many hampers/ packages you expect to be able to provide with this funding.


We do not expect to allocate more than £15 per food pack, apart from in exceptional circumstances. This funding will run from Monday 19th July 2021 and all funding must be allocated by 20th September 2021. We 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. We request that at least 80% of your grant be spent on families with children.


We are keen that everyone who needs it has access to support during this period. We will consequently be sharing details of organisations that receive funding through this grant, in order for families and individuals to be aware of where they can go for support. All successful applications will be required to complete an Essex County Council monitoring form.


The application window opened on Monday 19th July 2021 and will remain open until Friday 10th September 2021. Please complete the application form below and return it to