Urgent Funding Opportunity



Guidelines for local support for food for families in need

Hampshire County Council has made further funding available to Voluntary, Community, Charity and Social Enterprise organisations to support families in need including those who need help to provide food for children during these difficult times. Further information can be found here https://www.hants.gov.uk/News/281020supportforfamilies

The funding will be allocated across Hampshire according to need, including taking into account the number of pupils qualifying for free school meals. The amount for Test Valley aims to support as many different projects as possible and we anticipate grants will be between £250 and £2,000.The grant is only available to voluntary, community, charity and social enterprise organisations who have been supporting families with free food during the October half term period.

By accepting this grant you are committing to:
● Spend the grant swiftly to support local families. The grants are intended for this half term, so the expectation is that they will be committed and spent during the remainder of this half term and within the next two weeks. Please only request the amount you believe you can spend within this timeframe
● Acknowledge Hampshire County Council in any publicity about the grants
● Be prepared to produce receipts of expenditure if requested
● Complete a short reporting form with information on how the grant was spent and many families and/or individuals you have supported with food.
For a grant application please contact the Unity Helpline on 0330 4004 116 or email info@unityonline.org.uk

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