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Government emergency support funding for charities is being distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund and is now open to applications. Grants will fund activities supporting people and communities affected by covid-19 and help organisations suffering acute financial difficulties because of the pandemic. There are three grants programmes:
Applications can be made online or via video. priorities will be:
Our thanks to Battersea Power Station Foundation (£25,000) and Sir Walter St John's Educational Charity (£10,000) for contributing towards the Lambeth Community Response Fund - funding projects that are helping low-income and vulnerable Lambeth residents affected by Covid-19. This brings the total available to £580,000.
If you are a funder or business interested in contributing to the Lambeth Community Response Fund, please contact Daniel Chapman, Grants Manager, Walcot Foundation – firstname.lastname@example.org
In its first three weeks, the Lambeth Community Response Fund has made 16 grants totalling £173,000 for community projects supporting Lambeth residents in need during the Covid-19 lockdown. These projects have supported local people of all ages, from pre-school children to elders, and include crisis food distribution, remote education support, and extra advice provision. You can view a full list of local projects funded here.
One of the projects supported is High Trees’ Connecting Tulse Hill project. Grace English, High Trees’ CEO says:
“We are so grateful for the grant received from Walcot Foundation, to enable us to adapt and respond to the needs of the communities in which we work during Covid-19. The speed in which our application was processed and grant awarded meant that we were able to hit the ground running and as a result, have two new services already set up and delivering to support our beneficiaries.
“This includes a wellbeing check-in service for vulnerable individuals, and digital service providing IT equipment (mobile wifi and laptops) to digitally excluded households, to help them stay connected. We wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support of Walcot, allowing us to increase our capacity and equip us with the resources we needed.”
Toufik [left] was one of the first recipients to receive a device under High Trees’ Connecting Tulse Hill project. Although new to the world of remote learning, Toufik is now ready for High Trees’ next online maths course.
In ordinary times we fund our work entirely from historic assets. These are not ordinary times. That’s why we’ve opened this Lambeth Community Response Fund to donations from local people and businesses, who want to support people hardest hit by the impact of coronavirus.
Could you help? You can give online today, knowing that 100% of your gift will go to children and adults who need it most. People in Lambeth, local to you. Thank you.