Gosport partnership secures essential £10k funding

We are pleased to have secured £10,000 in funding for the Gosport Food Partnership (GFP), in collaboration with Gosport Borough Council (GBA) and Gosport Voluntary Action (GVA).

Working closely with these partners we are proud to have provided support in sourcing this much-needed funding from the National Emergency Trust which will provide long-term benefits to the community through many bespoke food-related projects.

As a newly formed enterprise, the Gosport Food Partnership is already making a difference to the wider community. By combining various services, the partnership is a stronger source of support for those in the area who will benefit from it. With this funding the GFP will have the resources to reach more people, across more organisations, and cover the costs of emergency food deliveries which remain vital at this time and will continue to be in the coming months.

“Strong partnerships amongst organisations and community services are vital during this time of challenge and increased hardship. Gosport has a strong sense of community and we are proud to be working with them to source funding and provide resources which will have lots of great benefits for the wider community. We will continue our work in the town long into the future, exploring new avenues that will enable the community to thrive further. I look forward to seeing the Gosport Food Partnership continue.”– Michelle Dawson, Manging Director of Community Services at Radian Group

In the long-term we will support our partners to ensure all people have access to food supplies during challenging times and by sourcing this great sum of money we can, together, combat food poverty, reduce waste and support pilot projects around healthy eating and growing. The funding will also build up resilience and output of local food banks which have seen an increase in demand due to the COVID-19 crisis.

We have been working closely with various organisations across Gosport during recent weeks and, since the government directive to stay home, funded £7,304.94 to schemes directly benefitting the community. Together we will continue to combat social isolation, increase access to local services and ensure that everyone has equal opportunity to live healthily and happily.