Coronavirus Fund Update

Date Posted:28/04/2020


Northamptonshire Community Foundation has given out over £290,000 in just  the last few weeks providing crucial frontline support to vulnerable members of local communities who are self- isolating due to the Coronavirus. The Foundation launched an appeal in March to raise funds for community groups and charities doing vital work at this time.

Projects that have been funded include food aid, essential shopping and delivery services, support for homeless people housed in temporary accommodation, online advice and telephone befriending services, care packages 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.

Mary Hollands, Head of Philanthropy at Northamptonshire Community Foundation, said: “It’s been truly overwhelming to see the incredible generosity of so many people in the last month. From businesses match-funding their employees fundraising efforts to families getting involved the 2.6 challenge, everyone has really got behind our appeal. Your support means we can stand with the amazing groups and organisations supporting the most vulnerable in our society during this crisis and for that, we are truly grateful.”

Projects recently funded include:

Manna House Counselling Trust - £3,000 The grant will be used to provide a telephone mental health counselling support service for vulnerable residents of Northamptonshire.

Spring Charity - £2,531.81 The grant will be used to provide care and activity packs for vulnerable families on a low income in Spring Boroughs.

Autumn Centre - £3,000 The grant will be used to provide food aid and companion telephone calls for isolated older people based in Corby.

Live at Home Northampton - £2,000 The grant will be used to provide activity packs, shopping and befriending services for vulnerable people self-isolating without support networks.

To learn more about the appeal please go to www.ncf.uk.com.

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