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Food Poverty Grant

Neath Port Talbot Council has received funding from the Welsh Government to support organisations in their efforts to tackle Food Poverty in Neath Port Talbot

Who is eligible to apply?

Charitable or voluntary organisations, those with charitable objectives and not-for-private-profit organisations.

Funding criteria

The funding will support the increased number of people facing food poverty by strengthening community food initiatives. This includes a focus on activity that helps to address the root causes of food poverty.

Capital funding

The capital funding should support organisations to access, store and distribute additional supplies of good quality food. This includes good food surplus, in particular, larger amounts of fresh food. This will help to boost their capacity to provide good quality, nutritious food to their customers. It can be used in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:

  • Purchasing fridges, freezers and cooking equipment.
  • Purchasing IT equipment which could help facilitate a system of electronic referrals and contact with customers.

Revenue funding

The revenue funding can also be used in a variety of ways, including:

  • Developing projects such as
    • social supermarkets,
    • community cafes,
    • lunch clubs and
    • community cookery classes.
  • Developing and strengthening food partnerships with a view to creating healthy, sustainable local food systems that help tackle food insecurity.
  • To provide specialist support for initiatives such as
    • outreach work,
    • training for volunteers,
    • building community resilience through the development of community hubs,
    • community cafes,
    • social enterprises and
    • advice services built around community food provision.

How to apply

Please complete the application form and provide the necessary additional information required.

Failure to provide the required information may result in delays in assessment or the application becoming ineligible for consideration.

Levels of funding

Each application will be assessed on its merits with no minimum or maximum amount set for applications.

In total, there is £57,718 Capital and £55,826 Revenue available for Neath Port Talbot.

All funding will need to be spent by 31st March 2022.

Closing dates

Phase one

The closing date for applications is Friday, 29th October 2021

Phase two (if sufficient funds are available)

The closing date for applications is 6th December 2021

Applicants can apply during each round

Application criteria and assessment

All applications will be assessed against the criteria below and applicants will be required to demonstrate:

  • Organisational status / charitable objectives.
  • That the funding will address the Funding Criteria or an identified food poverty need.
  • Accessibility and equal opportunities.

If you have any questions, please contact, Corporate Policy Officer, Fiona Clay-Poole on



  • Food Poverty Grant Application Form (DOCX 66 KB)