How Suffolk and Essex groups can apply for community fridge funding

New details have been confirmed for the new Co-Op store in Rendlesham. Picture: DIMITRIS LEGAKIS/ AT

The Co-Op is supporting a community fridge scheme - Credit: Dimitris Legakis/Athena Pictures

Groups planning on organising food-related activities are being invited to apply for funding for a community fridge. 

A scheme has been set up by supermarket chain The Co-op and environmental organisation Hubbub to provide £4,000 funding for community fridges across the UK. 

Applications are being invited from community groups in Suffolk and north Essex which are not for profit, have a bank account, are looking to set up a fridge within the next six months and looking to run it for three years. 

Other criteria include the fridge being open to everyone, that it is not to be used for emergency food and there are no other community fridges within two miles. 

For more information and to apply for funding, visit