UK: National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme local authority grants available
Posted: July 21st, 2010 - 8:44pm
Source: Food Standards Agency
The Agency has announced a second round of grant funding for local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland intending to be 'early adopters' of the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (also known as 'Scores on the doors').
This follows the success of the funding scheme run earlier this year and is in response to feedback from local authorities about the type of support they need.
The funding will support early adopters with their start-up activities that will be key to a successful launch of the scheme. The grants are for projects taking place between 1 October 2010 and 31 March 2011, and are primarily for those local authorities that did not receive grants in the previous round.
Bids from authorities that are involved with the 2012 Olympics are being particularly encouraged. Consideration will also be given to awarding a local authority a second grant for new or different activities where this is justified.
Local authorities must apply by Friday 27 August 2010, but earlier applications are welcome.
The letter and application documents sent to local authorities can be found at the links below.
Grant funding for the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme: Annexe A Application form (pdf version) (pdf 161KB)
Grant funding for the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme: Annexe A Application form (Word version) (Word 108KB)
Grant funding for the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme: Annexe B Questions and answers (pdf 231KB)
Grant funding for the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme: Annexe C General conditions of agreement (pdf 159KB)
Letter to local authorities on grant funding for the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme Letter dated 21 July 2010 (pdf 98KB)
Scores on the Doors See how well a food business has done on its last inspection: a food hygiene rating information scheme for consumers