A small grants programme has been launched for community-based food and welfare support providers to help ensure that food and essential supplies are available to people most in need across Wirral.

The £75,000 fund is available for bids of up to £3,000 from local groups and organisations. Applications must be received by email no later than 12 noon on Monday 17 August 2020. Groups are required to have spent their funding by 31 October 2020 and provide a brief outcome report shortly after.

Funding can be sought for any activity that provides help to those struggling to access food and essential supplies due to the impact of coronavirus.  This may include, for example, but is not limited to:

  • providing support to individuals and families in financial hardship, but who do not currently meet various thresholds
  • enabling social supermarkets to become Covid-safer by funding protective equipment - screens, face coverings, gloves etc.
  • extending the availability of discounted food – reducing the price of lunches, food hampers etc.
  • providing budgeting or meal planning courses

Further details of the criteria for the Fund will be found in the Wirral COVID19 Food and Essential Supplies Fund application form below.

The application form must be completed electronically (that is, typed). Hand written forms will not be accepted.

Please send applications from 9am on Monday 3 August 2020.

Closing date: Monday 17 August 2020 at 12 noon.

Please email your application to fergusadams@wirral.gov.uk using ‘COVID-19 Food & Essential Supplies Fund’ as the subject title.

Download and apply for the COVID-19 Food and Essential Supplies Fund, (editable PDF, 163KB)