A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Southwark Community Response Fund. There is now £516k in the overall fund and we have awarded £225k to local charities. Over £18k has been generously donated by Southwark residents through our Spacehive page and there’s only 4 days left to pledge!

What an amazing and heart-warming response.

It’s been an incredibly busy few days and applications from local groups have being pouring in.  Over the course of the week we have awarded grants to a further 14 local charities. On top of the first 12 this is 26 grants. This is supporting:

  • Weekly food and essentials for 1990 vulnerable people/families and older people with no-one else to turn to
  • Regular food and essentials for 700 refugees and asylum seekers – many of whom have been very hard hit by the lockdown
  • More than 7000 cooked meals delivered to older people and vulnerable families
  • Regular phone contact with vulnerable single parents and carers – a lifeline for many
  • A helpline for homeless people
  • Legal and other advice for tenants at risk of eviction because of the lockdown, and advice in Spanish for Southwark’s Latin American community
  • 3 food distribution hubs
  • An online community choir for 300 people with low mental health and anxiety

Make a donation

Please keep your donations coming to our Spacehive page. However much we have managed to do, it is still not enough.

Apply for funding

Local community groups and charities can still apply to Wave 2 of the London Community Response Fund for ‘crisis response’ or ‘delivering differently’ grants. The Fund aims to support Southwark’s community to overcome the challenges presented by the Covid 19 lockdown, specifically in terms of mitigating the impact on the more vulnerable, socially and economically disadvantaged – those who are being most affected.

The Fund is managed by United St Saviour’s but includes contributions from Guys and St Thomas’s Charity, Southwark Charities and Peter Minet Trust.

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