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Over £200k shared out from Bucks' Coronavirus Response Appeal

But Heart of Bucks say more charities and groups need support and could apply for cash.

Published by Dan Gooding at 8:00am 16th May 2020. 3-minute read.

Over £200k shared out from Bucks' Coronavirus Response Appeal

Over 50 groups and charities in Buckinghamshire have shared over £200,000, donated to help them through the crisis.

The Bucks Coronavirus Response Appeal was set up at the start of the crisis and lots of people have donated.

Catherine Pearson, from Heart of Bucks, told us why the cash is needed:

"The biggest challenge we're seeing local community groups, charities and organisations facing is that they have suddenly got to mobilise their group to do something very different in response to a very different situation.

"Charities are trying to do what they can, but they have probably also lost income elsewhere."

In addition to the funds raised by this local appeal, Heart of Bucks have also received funding from the National Emergencies Trust (NET) Coronavirus Appeal to distribute locally.

Both appeals and the funds generated from them are the result of generous donations from individuals and businesses wanting to make a difference at this uncertain and challenging time where many people are struggling financially.

More funding available

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Heart of Bucks continue to fund local groups on a daily basis and are actively encouraging applications from groups in Buckinghamshire who are working to alleviate some of the negative impact that the coronavirus has had on the local community.

If you are a Buckinghamshire charity, organisation or community group currently running activities or projects to support the community at this time, then Heart of Bucks would love to hear from you.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available from both the Bucks Coronavirus Response Appeal and the NET Coronavirus Appeal to groups helping the most vulnerable people in the community.

To read the application criteria and to apply for funding for both funds with just one application form, head to heartofbucks.org/coronavirus-response-funds/.

Want to support the Bucks Coronavirus Response Appeal?

Heart of Bucks would be incredibly grateful for any amount that you're able to donate to support this cause.

If you'd like to help, you can donate online by heading to their Total Giving page.

If possible, gift aid your kind donations to maximise the urgent assistance they are able to give the local community.

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