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More support available from food poverty grants

There is another chance for charities, volunteer and community groups tackling food poverty in Swansea to apply for financial support.

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More organisations than ever have applied for help from Swansea Council's Food Poverty Fund with 23 being successful in the first round with grants awarded raging from £1,000 to £11,000.

A second round has now opened with a closing date of September 30.

Applications are welcome for capital or revenue funding that address issues relating to food poverty including enhancing crisis food provision, developing cooking and nutrition skills and community food growing projects and spaces.

Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Supporting Communities, Cllr Alyson Pugh, said: "This funding is there to support charitable, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations to assist many more people facing food poverty by strengthening community food initiatives and helping them address the root causes of food poverty.

"As a result of the first round of funding we are supporting 23 projects so far this year and we are looking to support more.

"I have been amazed by the great work and wonderful ideas so many organisations have developed to tackle food poverty and I would urge groups that could benefit to apply for this assistance."

For more details and an application form visit  www.swansea.gov.uk/foodpovertygrant2021 or if you would like to discuss an application email TacklingPoverty@swansea.gov.uk