Applications now open for proposals to set up and run a, not for profit, Community Supermarket in Tendring and Basildon

Posted on: June 9, 2022

On 20th May, the opportunity went live to bid for up to £79,120 (per area) to set up and run Community Supermarkets in Tendring and Basildon, as part of the Essex County Council (ECC) Levelling Up programme.

Research has shown us that Community Supermarkets work best when there is a partnership between the District or Borough Council, Voluntary and Community Sector partners and the local community. ECC is keen to receive strong, collaborative proposals from organisations, that reflect a local understanding of the communities and the opportunities that exist in Tendring and Basildon.

Working with national experts Feeding Britain, Essex County Council has been investigating the Community Supermarket concept which forms the bridge between the crisis support of Food Banks and the affordable supermarkets. Nationally, Community supermarkets provide a much needed pressure valve on the fluctuating finances of individuals and families by offering a saving of between 50% and 60% on the same fresh produce, groceries and household items brought elsewhere. As well as a broad range of fresh, frozen and chilled items, groceries and household essentials, Community Supermarkets can become an important local asset, meeting point and base for other community activities.

Want to find out more?

ECC are holding local information sessions for anybody interested in finding out more about this opportunity and who are interested in submitting a proposal by the closing date of 20th June 2022

  •  Monday 13th June – BASILDON – The Place Leisure Centre, Pitsea, SS13 3DU (6pm – 8pm)
  • Tuesday 14th June – TENDRING – CVS Tendring, Sam’s Hall, Clacton-On-Sea, CO15 1NZ (6pm – 8pm)

If you are interested in forming a local partnership, please do drop into one of the information sessions or contact [email protected]

Alternatively if you would just like to apply, please follow the link below to the formal procurement opportunity:

https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=30d0508e-5ccc-ec11-8114-005056b64545

Many thanks for your interest.

Essex County Council

Author: Jade Bolton
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