Hope for Struggling Local Charities
Written by Chris Harris on March 30, 2020
Charities are facing massive losses as fundraising income dries up in lieu of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Across the country, charities have been in conversation with the government about a package of support for the charity sector, and have warned that without an urgent injection of money many charities of all sizes would be forced to close their doors. With charity shops closed and fundraising, figures estimate a loss of £4.3billion across the sector.
However, it’s not all doom and gloom. Local business and the Northamptonshire Community Foundation are doing their best to assist local charities and non-profit organisations through this time. Several closed restaurants and pubs have been donating food to the Northampton Night Shelter, Hope Centre, various care homes and many other charities.
Also, the Northampton Community Foundation have launched a Coronavirus Recovery Fund, aimed at helping charities, non-profits and small businesses continue following the quarantining period. This is relying on donations from the public, with some large business based in Northampton also giving to the pot. You can donate or share here
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