Partneriaeth Bwyd Ceredigion (Ceredigion Food Partnership), along with CAVO (Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations and Ceredigion County Council is proud to announce the launch of a new Capital Grant Scheme. This initiative is aimed at supporting local organisations in their efforts to provide essential food resources to the community.

The scheme offers grants of up to £1,000 capital funding per application to eligible organisations. These funds are intended to support projects that directly address food poverty and enhance food security among the most vulnerable populations in Ceredigion.

**Eligibility and Application Process**

The grant scheme is open to non-profit organisations, community groups, and other entities dedicated to alleviating food insecurity within the county. Example projects include:

  • To support organisations to access, store and distribute additional supplies of food, boosting their capacity to provide good quality, nutritious food to their customers.
  • To purchase equipment like fridges, freezers and cooking equipment or IT equipment (to help facilitate a system of electronic referrals and contact with customers).
  • To purchase equipment that helps local food partnerships and community organisations to support food-related projects that help tackle the root causes of food poverty. For example, the development of local food growing and distribution initiatives.

**How to Apply**

Interested organisations are invited to submit their applications through the CAVO’s grants page. The application form requires a project proposal and budget outline. Projects need to demonstrate clear benefits to the community and have a sustainable impact on food poverty reduction.

Applications must be received by 11pm, 7th August 2024.

This funding can be used along with other funding, such as Communities Count, which supports revenue funding requests. More information on Communities Count is available on Connect Ceredigion.

**Contact Information**

For more details on the Capital Grant Scheme, please contact CAVO, 01570 423 232 or grant@cavo.org.uk