I was pleased to meet Mark Jackson and Lucy Wells of the Worcestershire Community Foundation to hear about the great work the charity does throughout the County - and about the emergency grants they distribute during the pandemic.
During 20/21, Worcestershire Community Foundation has supported Worcestershire’s communities by:
- Distributing £750,000 of funding to support 150+ community projects across the county in response to the pandemic crisis
- Distributing £240,000 of funding to support vulnerable families and individuals in the Wychavon, Worcester City and Malvern Hills areas via local community groups, schools and foodbanks
- Providing seed funding to support key local infrastructure projects including Mental Health, Digital and Youth projects
- Raising £100,000 + of local funding from generous donors and supporters which will go towards future recovery of the county
- Giving out £450,000 of funding to support communities suffering longer Covid impacts including mental health & wellbeing, disability, isolation and domestic abuse.
The Worcestershire Community Foundation is a charitable hub for the whole county – dedicated to helping to ensure that Worcestershire is a place to thrive by supporting and providing a voice for the voluntary and community sector. During the pandemic they have to date given out Covid response grants totalling over £0.9 million to more than 200 local organisations.