Food Poverty Link Officer (Caerphilly)

[This Project came to an end 30th September 2020]

This short-term project utilised the Food Poverty Grant from Welsh Government, and the Food Poverty Link Officer provided support to the Lead Volunteer/Officer within each of the Food Bank outlets and other community food poverty initiatives identified within the local authority area of Caerphilly.


The Food Poverty Link Officer helped outlets to extend and improve their services, and support them to link users with services delivered by the Statutory, Public and Private Sector. The Officer helped them with bids for the Food Poverty Small Grant Scheme and support them with improving their sustainability.

Please read through the Criteria document before starting an application. You’ll see examples of what you could request a grant for – this isn’t an exhaustive list but should be used as a guide.

Here are some key points:

  • Your organisation must have a bank account in its own name

  • You cannot claim for costs already incurred

  • Your application must be submitted by 30th November 2020

  • If your grant is approved, spending must be complete and funding drawn down by 30 September 2020

This is a valuable opportunity for you to think about what your local community needs, and how you could develop your service to help alleviate food poverty for the people you support.

Please note that our Food Poverty Link Officer role has come to an end, Caerphilly County Borough Council are now administering this grant - please send Applications and any queries to Vicky Doyle via

Food Poverty Small Grant

Michelle Turner
Food Poverty Link Officer (Caerphilly)

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