Southwark Community Response has now awarded nearly £450k to 43 local community groups and charities to help Southwark’s vulnerable residents during the Covid-19 lockdown. The funding includes support to 7 food distribution hubs, weekly food and essentials for 5580 households, 12419 meals for vulnerable older people, and employment, welfare and legal telephone support to vulnerable residents.

Local community groups and charities can still apply to Wave 2 of the London Community Response Fund for ‘crisis response’ 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 and includes contributions from Guys and St Thomas’s Charity, Southwark Charities, Peter Minet Trust, British Land, St George The Martyr Charity, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP and local residents and businesses. It is co-ordinated by London Funders.

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