Essex County Council are committed to continue supporting communities most in need and that have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and following on from our summer, half term and Christmas fund we will extend our 2021 Covid Food Support fund so that foodbanks, food pantries, community organisations, schools and voluntary groups can provide food support through until 20th September 2021.

This funding is for the provision of food for families and children and individuals from across Essex County Council local authority areas who are most in need and adversely impacted by Covid-19.

Applications will be accepted for up to £3,000. Please ensure that the amount you request in your application reflects the local need and the number of food packs that you will be supplying and families with children you will be supporting. You will need to tell us how many hampers/packages you expect to be able to provide with this funding. We do not expect to allocate more than £15 per food pack, apart from in exceptional circumstances. This funding will run from Monday 19th July 2021 and all funding must be allocated by 20th September 2021. We understand that you may need to provide support to a family on more than one occasion during this period but please make this clear in your application. We request that at least 80% of your grant will be spent on families with children.

We are keen that everyone who needs it, has access to support during this period and so we will be sharing details of organisations who receive funding through this grant, so that families and individuals are aware of where they can go for support.

All successful applications will be required to complete Essex County Council monitoring form.

The application opened on Monday 19th July 2021 and will remain open until Friday 10th September 2021, or until the funding is allocated. Please complete the application form (click here for application form) and return by email to 


Churchfields, West Mersea
The Essex County Council (Colchester Borough) (Prohibition of Waiting, Loading and Stopping) and (On-Street Parking Places) (Civil Enforcement Area) (Amendment Number 19 part 1) Order 2021.

To view the Notice: click here     

To view the Map: click here 

Mr Richard Walker, Parking Partnership Group Manager, Colchester Borough Council, Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG

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