The VCS Warm Spaces and Food Grant Fund is intended to support voluntary and community sector organisations in their work to help residents through the cost of living crisis.
It aims to boost the current offer of warm spaces where residents can keep warm and access other services and increasing opportunities for local communities to develop initiatives that link social activities to food with a particular focus on older, vulnerable adults who are at risk of isolation. In this context, ‘food’ means a healthy, nutritious, substantive meal e.g. breakfast, lunch or dinner.
If you are an individual seeking support, there is information on where to find help locally on the Wandsworth Cost of Living Hub.
Due to the short timescales involved in funding and delivering provision, the funding is focused on projects that may be existing, to enable them to expand the current service offer or geographic reach. Other new projects will also be welcomed.
Services will need to mobilise quickly and have a clear exit strategy.
Applications can be received at any time from now, with the deadline being 5pm on Monday 5 December 2022. We will aim to assess all applications within two weeks of them being received, subject to demand.
More information on the Council’s website: https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/volunteering/grants-for-the-community-and-voluntary-sector/warm-spaces-food-grant-fund/