Our Coronavirus Community Food Fund gave out grants of up to £2,500 available for funding for any projects related to providing food to residents of East Devon who were in food poverty during Coronavirus. These grants were available from April 2020 until February 2022.
Applications were accepted from constituted and not-for-private-profit voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector groups and organisations, town and parish councils, charities, or a combination of such groups working together.
We gave out over £45,000 to 34 worthy projects. We closed the fund as we were no longer receiving any applications.
The projects funded were:
- Broadclyst Parish Council received £2,488 to buy items such as wet wipes and nappies that they did not have enough of to support their vulnerable residents in need. They then received a further grant of £1,000 to enable them to support their local community through their foodbank.
- £2,378 to Project Food to help residents of Honiton, Axminster and a wide variety of surrounding areas. It’s being used to pay for boxes of free fruit and vegetables and deliver them to people that need them, mainly families with a number of children.
- Whimple Volunteers received £800 to help pay for them to make and deliver hot meals to 25 vulnerable self-isolating people in the parish.
- £2,500 to pay for Exe Estuary League of Friends to provide 50 hot meals a week to elderly residents in need of them in Clyst St Mary, Clyst St George, Ebford, Cat and Fiddle, Exton and Woodbury.
- Sidmouth Voluntary Services have received £2,500 to help them provide hot meals to elderly people five days a week who would otherwise not get a hot meal.
- £500 to Exmouth Friends in Need to help them continue to provide food parcels to the 50+ vulnerable families they are supporting in Exmouth.
- £1,500 to Open Door Exmouth to help them provide boxes of food and other needed items to the families and children that they work with.
- £1,800 to Honiton’s TRIP Community Transport Association to help them deliver hot food and other meals to vulnerable people in the local community.
- Axminster and the surrounding areas was given a grant of £2,500 to help pay for soup that would be given out by the foodbank.
- Sid Valley Foodbank were given £1,800 to help them provide food to families who need a bit of extra support whilst their children aren’t in school.
- £1,000 to Axminster Food Bank for supplies such as nappies, household items and cleaning products that they desperately need, which will then be given out to local people in need.
- £1,500 to Launchpad SW Community Interest Company to help them provide and deliver meals to vulnerable people in Budleigh Salterton and expand their service to several nearby parishes.
- £1,800 to Honiton’s 55+ Centre to support them in providing meals for vulnerable people in Honiton.
- £1,225 to help Exe Estuary League of Friends to pay for delivering food to 65 vulnerable households, and 9 emergency food parcels to people in need in Clyst St Mary, Clyst St George, Ebford, Cat and Fiddle, Exton and Woodbury.
- £1,000 to Nourish Axminster, to help pay for the costs of the packaging and delivering meals to vulnerable people.
- £1,500 to The Random Kitchen, who are making meals and delivering them to vulnerable people in and around the Honiton area.
- £300 to Honiton’s TRIP Community Transport Association to help towards the cost of supporting the transportation of food from Bristol Fair Share, to local groups in East Devon.
- £2,436 for Project Food to help residents of Honiton, Axminster and a wide variety of surrounding areas. This will train new volunteers and a new staff member to support people struggling with food poverty due to Coronavirus.
- £500 to Broadclyst Parish Council to help them continue to help their residents through their foodbank.
- £1,000 to Nourish Axminster to help them source and deliver Christmas meals and hampers to individuals and families in need in Axminster.
- £2,000 to Ottery Community Volunteers to contribute towards the setting up of a community fridge and larder.
- £1,000 to Axe Valley Re:Store CIC to help them provide Christmas food related packages to families in need in the Axe Valley area.
- £1,590 to SAVE Food Hub Sidmouth. This was to fund technology to coordinate their efforts to support the local community by providing free food that would otherwise be wasted.
- £2,500 to Budleigh Salterton Relief in Need. This will be used to help them provide food vouchers for local shops to vulnerable families.
- £2,497 for Project Food to run online and face-to-face food support sessions (when restrictions allow) and skills development sessions for people living in food poverty.
- £400 to the Honiton Community Transport Association to pay for them to go and collect food from Bristol that would otherwise be wasted. This food will then be distributed to people in need.
- £600 to Honiton Foodsave to help them expand and grow. They collect surplus food from businesses in the East Devon area, and distribute it to other community groups and individuals in need.
- £1,000 to Axminster Foodbank to help them continue to support residents of East Devon with fresh fruit and veg and household products.
- £1,943 to Ottery Community Volunteers' community larder to help them fund software, petrol and other expenses. They supply waste and surplus food, and donations, to the Ottery community with the twin aims of reducing food waste and removing food poverty.
- £800 to the Honiton Community Transport Association to pay for them to go and collect food from Bristol that would otherwise be wasted. This food will then be distributed to people in need.
- £2,500 to Budleigh Salterton Relief in Need to support them with providing food to families and others in need in Budleigh Salterton. They worked with local independent shops to provide the food, so also helping those local shops.
- £1,000 to Sidmouth Voluntary Services to help provide meals on wheels services to 50 vulnerable and elderly people within the Sid Valley.
- £2,464 to Project Food to work with local schools throughout the October half term to provide recipe and activity boxes to families with children that the schools feel need some extra support
- £2,464 to Project Food to fund homemade ready meals and fresh fruit and vegetables for large families whose income has dropped, and people with mental health issues who are struggling to cope.