A huge thank you to the people of Suffolk who are giving so generously. Together, we have already delivered a truly inspiring £1M from the Suffolk Coronavirus Community Fund. Set up to fight the coronavirus pandemic in Suffolk, 200 grants have now been awarded to charities and community and almost 100,000 local people across the length and breadth of our County have received vital support during these often dark and difficulties times. Well done Suffolk, you have once again proved why we are deserving of the title ‘The Caring County’… but all our efforts need to continue.
Suffolk Community Foundation, who continue to lead this initiative with great passion and commitment, are keen to say thank you to all in Suffolk who have already given so generously to the appeal. Stephen Singleton, the Foundation’s Chief Executive says ‘Suffolk has every reason to be proud of what has been achieved so far. This landmark moment of £1M reaching local causes from The Coronavirus Community Fund has only been possible because hundreds of local people have given what they can afford. No money in, no money out, it’s as simple as that and it’s the people of Suffolk that have given so generously to save lives. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for all their support thus far, but of course there are even more difficult times ahead.
Research in Suffolk recently published by Community Action Suffolk has clearly shown that over 60% of charities in Suffolk will be unable to continue their vital work in the coming months without significantly more funding.
The Voluntary Sector in Suffolk continues to face the perfect storm. Fundraising initiatives are next to impossible to deliver as lockdown restrictions continue, cutting off vital income at a time when we need is soaring and calls for their services are going through the roof. Our message now has to be thank you for all the support so far, but we must all continue to do all we can to support them. By making a donation to the Suffolk Coronavirus Community Fund you will allows us to continue to get support to projects that are delivering services where they are most needed.
To read more about all the fantastic work that the charities and community groups in Suffolk are doing during the pandemic, head over to our case studies area.
Go Team Suffolk!