UPDATE: Northamptonshire Community Foundation launches Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund
Written by Martin Steers on March 30, 2020
UPDATE 30/03/20: Charities and community groups supporting vulnerable people across the county can now apply for funding grants of up to £3000. For more information and how to apply, click here, or listen below.
Over the last 19 years, Northamptonshire Community Foundation has played a crucial role in supporting the local community and the outbreak of the Coronavirus has created unprecedented strain on Northamptonshire’s voluntary sector.
As a result, NCF have launched a Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund to raise urgent funds and need your support.
Mary Hollands, Head of Philanthropy at Northamptonshire Community Foundation says “Our voluntary groups desperately need to continue providing care and support for older and vulnerable people hit by the social and economic impact of the coronavirus. Demand on their services is increasing whilst food donations have reduced due to stockpiling and local charities cannot get out in their communities to do their usual fund raising.
Northamptonshire Community Foundation stands shoulder to shoulder with our voluntary sector during this crisis. Please stand with us too.”
Carlsberg UK, who hold a fund with the community foundation have already pledged their support. Andrew Roache, Head of Corporate Affairs told us “We recognise the significant impact the Coronavirus outbreak has had on so many people in our local community and therefore wanted to support the NCF’s Coronavirus Response and Recovery appeal to ensure the vital work happening in the voluntary sector is able to continue.”
Donations will go to local charities supporting local people facing a range of social issues including social isolation, food poverty, poverty and poor mental health.