Hall Green’s Emergency Assistance Food & Essential Supplies Grant Programme is now open for applications
Funded by Birmingham City Council, and managed by the Hall Green NNS and Early Help teams, this grant programme has been set up to support people of all ages who are struggling to afford food and other essential supplies due to Covid-19 within the Hall Green locality.
A total of £60,000 is available for local community organisations through until March 2021, with grants awarded up to a maximum of £5,000 to support the following areas:
- Food provision with support
- Volunteers for essential supplies and shopping
- Social support (such as befriending, online cooking club etc).
An additional £10,000 (for grants of up to £2,000) is available for organisations wishing to apply to enhance/extend an existing Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) offer.
Examples of what could be commissioned through the community grants programme:
- Volunteer run projects supporting shopping/picking up prescriptions and other essential items
- Supporting a food bank/baby bank to continue running its services or the establishment of a local co-operative community food pantry
- Hot food service
- Localised, risk assessed face-to-face/on-line/telephone IAG appointments
- Localised social support projects based on demand and checked against what is already commissioned via various funding streams.
There is no closing date for this grant programme – it will be a rolling programme until the funding is all allocated, which must be done by the end of March 2021. The funding panel will meet to review applications for the first time in mid – late January and at regular intervals going forward as required.
Funding briefing – Thursday 17th December
A briefing event took on Thursday 17th December and covered the key elements of what this community grant can be used for, who can apply for it, and the expected outputs and outcomes of the programme. The grant programme will focus on the need to increase the quality and quantity of food with support available to vulnerable individuals and families this winter across the Hall Green Constituency (which includes Balsall Heath, Sparkbrook, Hall Green, Springfield, Moseley and Kings Heath). We are looking to support organisations and partnerships that can offer a combination of emergency and/or ongoing food with support from mid to late January that safely meets diverse community needs.
Grant Programme Application Pack
If you have any questions about the grant programme please contact us at HGEmergencyGrant@accordgroup.org.uk.