Nottinghamshire charity provides £1 million in aid to help the vulnerable during Covid outbreak
More than £1 million in emergency grants has been allocated to voluntary and community groups across Nottinghamshire as part of a charity's commitment to support the vulnerable during Covid-19.
The Nottinghamshire Community Foundation (NCF), an independent charity supported by Nottinghamshire police and crime commissioner Paddy Tipping, has handed out 157 grants averaging £6,000 during the past five months to local charities and community projects offering support to vulnerable adults and children throughout the pandemic.
The funding has been secured through the National Emergency Trust's coronavirus appeal which has raised more than £92 million.
Locally, funding has been invested into several projects to help those most in need including small homeless charities and live-at-home schemes whereby people were unable to leave their homes due to vulnerability.
Other projects included befriending schemes where funding was used to purchase iPads and laptops to ensure those self-isolating could keep in touch with their friends and families, while not-for-profit organisation Each Amazing Breath received a grant to support its work in schools.
Nina Dauban, chief executive of NCF, said; "We've been heartened to see so many local groups galvanised to help during this difficult time.
Mr Tipping added: "The team has done a sterling job.”
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