The Suffolk Coronavirus Community Fund was launched by Suffolk Community Foundation in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust and supported by Community Action Suffolk, Suffolk Association of Local Councils, East Anglian Daily Times, Suffolk County Council, District and Borough Councils and all those involved in Suffolk’s ‘Home But Not Alone’ initiative, to help fight the impact of coronavirus on vulnerable people in the county.
So far over £200,000 is already on its way to over 40 voluntary sector organisations with hopes high that more could be raised members of the public through a range of channels including text.
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Suffolk is pulling together to show its support for this life saving appeal. We are making sure that the most urgent needs are at the top of the agenda. Over £55,000 has been awarded for the provision of emergency food supplies, £47,000 to charities providing emergency support and advice, over £40,000 to support befriending schemes for the elderly and good neighbourhood schemes. A further £20,000 has been distributed for projects addressing domestic abuse, family crisis, homelessness, bereavement and other important ongoing issues currently on the increase due to the present crisis.
Charities and community groups are doing an incredible job under enormous pressure to adapt their existing services and help even more people. They are the experts and we are all listening to them very carefully. The money raised by the Suffolk Coronavirus Community Fund will aid projects that we are very confident are already delivering the highest possible benefit to vulnerable people in our local communities.