Local organisations are being encouraged to apply for funding from Swale Borough Council's brand-new Foodbank Grant.
The council are offering a total of £15,000 to support community projects and organisations supporting people in severe need, who are promoting healthier eating or are tackling the causes of foodbank usage by working with others to offer specialist support and advice.
The applications process is open for four weeks and closes on Monday 17th February and each organisation can apply for a maximum of £6,000.
Cllr Julian Saunders, Deputy Cabinet Member For Community at the council, told SFM News: "Foodbanks provide a vital service in the community and it's imperative that we support them in any way we can. Too many people have had to use foodbanks to feed their families, and without them many wouldn't have known where their next meal was coming from. The grants will not only support the great work of the foodbanks but also those services that tackle the problems that force residents to use foodbanks in the first place. The foodbank grant is open for four weeks and we encourage any service that works with foodbanks to get in touch and make an application."
For more information about the grant, including an application form and guidance on how to apply, visit: swale.gov.uk/grants.