Supporting the UK’s fishing industry through COVID-19 and beyond: Grants Programme Launched

 

 

From NFF Admin

In category - News

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 has resulted in the closure of fish markets and the UK restaurant trade is now at a standstill. Now, more than ever, it is vital that we help fishers find local markets, so that they can keep working and to ensure that the British public has access to a vital, fresh food supply. 

To support the seafood supply chain in the face of widespread COVID-19 disruption, the Fishmongers’ Company’s Fish on Friday website is introducing two, exciting, rapid response initiatives.

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE GRANT PROGRAMME (RRGP)

The RRGP programme is for fishing and seafood businesses and food charities looking to:

• Diversify due to COVID-19

• Promote the consumption or sale of local seafood

• Provide community meals using seafood

With match-funding from Seafarers UK, the UK’s largest maritime charity, the fund now contains £500,000 to support the industry. For more information and to apply, visit fishonfriday.org.uk/grants.

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