Low-income Lambeth citizens are likely to be badly affected by the impact of the Covid-19. Organisations are responding to this crisis. Examples include Foodbanks now delivering food and education projects and homework clubs providing services by telephone and internet.
In addition local funders and local business have come together to create a Lambeth-specific fund for projects helping low-income and vulnerable Lambeth residents affected by Covid-19. With contributions from Walcot Foundation (£250,000), urban health foundation Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity (£250,000), Peter Minet Trust (£25,000) and Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd, a total of £545,000 has been ringfenced for Lambeth communities to tackle the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on local people. This local Lambeth Community Response Fund will be managed by Walcot Foundation, which has supported Lambeth people for more than 350 years.
Local community organisations and charities can apply through the London Community Response portal, so that these local grants are co-ordinated with the wider pan-London effort to deal with the impact of Covid-19.
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Walcot Foundation Director, Hugh Valentine, said: ‘People in our community are facing unprecedented challenges. Community organisations are stepping up to help them, and we’re here to support them to do that. We welcome this new partnership with local funders and business, which will help protect and strengthen people who are vulnerable or on low incomes through Covid-19 and beyond.’
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