Worcestershire Community Foundation has been running a successful campaign supporting community groups and charities in Worcestershire in response to the COVID pandemic. Since March 2020, a total of £400,000 has been distributed to 125 projects supporting all aspects of COVID-related community needs across the county. Organisations and projects supported include foodbanks, hospices, community and homeless centres, volunteer networks and technology support to give people vital access to remote services during lockdown.
Partnering with the National Emergencies Trust in its appeal, WCF has also raised £20,000 of local funding from individual donors, businesses and trusts. An ongoing campaign to continue with our support of Worcestershire communities longer term is underway and support from individuals and businesses is welcomed.
Development Director Lucy Wells commented: “It’s amazing how local organisations have risen to the challenges presented by Covid. WCF has been proud to support the wealth of innovation and community spirit shown by local organisations. We are now undertaking research to look at longer term issues the voluntary sector faces in Worcestershire so that we are in a position to help them deliver their services into the future. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported our campaign, and rest assured your generous donations have been put to very good use; however, our work continues so please continue to support us so we can help our communities.”
Pictured: Like U Polish group in Redditch who were supported by Worcestershire Community Foundation