Publication - Advice and guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Food Fund guidance for local authorities

Guidance for local authorities on the Food Fund which will support those most in need including families with children who are eligible for free school meals, older people, those with long-term health conditions and pregnant women.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Food Fund guidance for local authorities

Reporting will help the Scottish Government to monitor delivery across the country, understand the need and direct timely support to local areas. As noted, councils have flexibility in how they use the funding provided to meet essential food needs. 

A short form to be completed monthly will be circulated separately. Local authorities are asked to provide information across the following three headings. 

  • key activities delivered
  • estimated need and reach of these activities
  • key challenges