The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which began in December 2019, is now presenting a significant threat to the people of Suffolk.

Suffolk Community Foundation has launched the Suffolk Coronavirus Community Fund. Also, in partnership with the National Emergency Trust, community foundations across the country will be distributing nationally raised funds at a local level.

Please help support this vital appeal by making a donation.

If your donation is larger than £250, please help us to maximise this gift by contacting us directly on 01473 786911.

To read our statement on COVID-19 please click here. 

To make a donation via bank transfer, please click here. 

To make a donation via text message…

Text 5SUFFOLKCRISIS to 70085 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message.
 
Text 10SUFFOLKCRISIS to 70085 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message.
 

Text 20SUFFOLKCRISIS to 70085 to donate £20. Texts cost £20 plus one standard rate message.

If your charity or community group is looking for funding, please visit our grants pages. Specific applications to the Suffolk Coronavirus Community Fund can be submitted shortly.

Why your support is needed…

This appeal is vital as it will provide much needed financial support for our charities and community groups who are responding to the Coronavirus emergency. Suffolk is well know as ‘The Caring County’ and we hope our community will step up and give generously in support of vulnerable local people.

Stephen Singleton

Chief Executive, Suffolk Community Foundation

This appeal is vital as it will provide much needed financial support for our charities and community groups who are responding to the Coronavirus emergency. Suffolk is well know as ‘The Caring County’ and we hope our community will step up and give generously in support of vulnerable local people.

Tom Brown

Chief Executive, Green Light Trust

We are working hard to support our clients during this difficult time. Our volunteers have been fantastic and we are extremely grateful to the local community who have continued to donate to the food bank. We are not able to conduct face to face assessments at the present time, but our staff are stepping up even more to offer phone advice and, of course we must continue to ensure vulnerable clients still have access to the foodbank. We badly need more funding and supplies to meet increased demand. 

Ann Allen

Client Relationship Manager, Reach Community Projects

WHO THE FUND SUPPORTS

Money raised will support charity groups and community organisations throughout Suffolk, to reach the most vulnerable during this pandemic.

This is a rapidly developing situation, and as a result, the focus of the fund will continue to evolve in line with the support required. The fund will currently support;

  • Groups that support the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained
  • Groups and activities that support vulnerable people self-isolating (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions etc
  • Support for foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic including child hunger
  • Community response coordination
  • Volunteer costs for new and existing organisations responding to the effect of the pandemic
  • Additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community
  • Additional support as required for emotional support, mental health and bereavement support

THANKS FROM GROUPS WHO HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED EMERGENCY FUNDING

 

We are enormously grateful for the significant funding already received from the Suffolk Coronavirus Community Fund, which will be used to directly support the increased needs of older people at this time through our “Good Day Calls”.  We would urge anyone who is able, to donate to the Fund which will benefit so many worthy organisations across the County.

Jo Reeder

Fundraising and Marketing Manager, Age UK Suffolk

When our normal streams of income have been stopped, this emergency funding is absolutely vital in ensuring that we have been able to continue to provide food parcels to those most vulnerable in the community, who already struggle through homelessness, addiction and other family crisis, coupled with the pandemic. Amanda Bloomfield, CEO, Gatehouse Caring, Bury St Edmunds  

‘We greatly appreciate the support of Suffolk people from Suffolk Community Foundation’s emergency appeal. You are truly a ‘Good Samaritan’. Suzanne, Lowestoft & Waveney Samaritans 

‘It means so much that we can get help to the people of Suffolk, brilliant how SCF is co-ordinating this appeal and offering support in these uncertain times.’ Teresa Aristodemou, Aspect Living  

‘It is great that everyone is pulling together for the benefit of the community. Thanks to everyone’s kind and generous support, it helps us to focus time on those who really need it.’  Nick Corke, HOUR Community, Framlingham 

Extremely grateful and will make a huge difference to the project and the local community in such difficult times.’ Susan Frankis, Coddenham Parish Council 

 

 

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