Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund update
Written by Chris Harris on April 25, 2020
Northamptonshire Community Foundation is busy ensuring local community groups can effectively respond to the Coronavirus crisis by getting funds to local charities helping the most vulnerable people in our local communities.
To date it has awarded over £240,000 to 78 projects across the county. Projects have included those helping people most at risk of the coronavirus with essential needs and support including food aid, care packages, delivery services, befriending support and mental health counselling.
The Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund is being delivered in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust and supported by a wealth of generous local donors. Many members of the general public have also dug deep to donate to help fund the community groups making sure people stay safe and well.
Projects recently funded include:
Baby Basics Northampton – £3,000: Providing baby starter packs for vulnerable new mums and mums-to-be during the outbreak across the county.
Dostiyo – £3,000: Providing a helpline for older and vulnerable Asian people who are self-isolating in Northampton.
Corona Kitchen – £2,414: Providing a hot meal service for vulnerable people in partnership with food banks and homelessness agencies in Kettering.
KHL Community in Sheds – £3,000: A group based in Corby making PPE equipment for NHS staff and other key workers and vulnerable people.
Victoria Miles, CEO said: “We want to say a big thank you to our donors for their extraordinary generosity and to the amazing groups we have been able to fund who are providing a safety net to ensure our most vulnerable citizens stay safe and well during this public health crisis. We are getting the funds out very quickly to help groups respond to local needs but we also need to raise further donations to continue to do so. If you want to help and can give a donation please head over to our website and find out how you can support our Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund appeal. Please help us help our local communities to protect people and save lives.”
To learn more about the appeal, please visit www.ncf.uk.com.