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Over £10k handed to Bucks charities from coronavirus fund

In just three weeks Heart of Bucks have managed to get the cash together for groups finding things difficult.

Published by Dan Gooding at 11:58am 8th April 2020. 3-minute read.

Over £10k handed to Bucks charities from coronavirus fund

Charities and community groups struggling at the moment in Bucks have been given a share of £10,405.

The money comes from Heart of Bucks' Coronavirus Response Appeal, which started three weeks ago.

The aim of this local fund is to help Bucks-based charities and organisations struggling at this time, as well as residents who are most affected by the pandemic and, as a result, are struggling to make essential household payments, living through a short term crisis or experiencing hardship.

Heart of Bucks corona appeal

The organisation's grants team is working hard to assess grant applications, identify local organisations in need and, together with their team of Community Advocates, support vulnerable individuals so that they give out many more grants in the days and weeks to come.

It is worth noting that this wave of grants is purely from the Heart of Bucks appeal, but the grants team are also working hard to distribute £50,000 of funds from the National Emergencies Trust (NET) Coronavirus Appeal and have already made several grants to other Bucks organisations from this fund.

Who they have helped

Aylesbury Foodbank sign
Aylesbury Foodbank have been helped by the grant

Grants from the Bucks Coronavirus response appeal have been given to the following:

  • Wycombe Mind and Buckinghamshire Mind, in order to extend their service to offer support online for people struggling with their mental health at this time.
  • One Can Trust, the High Wycombe-based foodbank, to extend their services to offer more food parcels to disadvantaged people and families.
  • Connection Support, a charity which helps people facing complex life challenges, to increase the number of welfare checks they can offer and the provision of supplies to isolated individuals, rough sleepers and those who are insecurely housed.
  • Aylesbury Foodbank to extend their services to offer more help to disadvantaged people and families, from advice to three-day emergency food supplies.

Heart of Bucks have also given grants to 10 individuals in Bucks so far, all of whom have been struggling as a result of the economic impact of the coronavirus.

They've supported people who:

  • Require groceries
  • Need help with home utility and fuel costs
  • Require vital household items

How you can help

The organisation is working hard to get more grants out to those who need it.

If you are able to help, you can donate to the Bucks Coronavirus Response Appeal by heading to their Total Giving page.

They are encouraging you to please gift aid your kind donations to maximise the urgent assistance they are able to give the local community.

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