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COVID ACCESS TO FOOD FUND will be closing on Wednesday 26th January 12 noon - THIS GRANT PROGRAMME IS NOW CLOSED.

The Department for Communities has made available additional funding support to provide resources to established organisations that are currently providing food poverty interventions and need additional resources to cope with increased demand for their services during the incoming months.

The fund will allow community and voluntary organisations to support citizens who face real financial challenges, highlighted by the economic impacts of Covid and provide support such as:- 

  • Family/individual support packages, including food and other household essentials
  • Cooked meal provision
  • Increasing community food providers infrastructure including additional storage and covering Fareshare membership fees.

Funded activities can take place up to 31st March 2022.

Officers in the Community Development  team are available to provide guidance by emailing

To see more detailed guidance notes and to apply to the COVID  Access to Food Fund go to