Worcestershire Community Foundation – Launching Our New Website and Now Open – The Covid-19 Response Fund.

Worcestershire Community Foundation is one of 47 foundations across the UK, providing a voice and funding for the Voluntary and Community Sector.
During 2020, we have raised c £900,000 in funding to support local community organisations across the County to counteract the effects of the Pandemic.
We have given out 150+ grants for a wide spectrum of projects ranging from food provision to mental health services, reaching thousands of disadvantaged local people.
We are currently working with leading local charities to invest in longer-term infrastructure projects addressing mental health, digital provision and BAME communities.

Please visit our new website for full information on our ongoing work in Worcestershire

The Covid-19 Response Fund, in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust (NET) and The Red Cross, was launched in early April 2020 in response to the COVID crisis.

Between April and October, we have distributed £0.6 million in grants to 150+ projects across Worcestershire in the initial ‘response’ phase, supporting thousands of people affected by the pandemic.

Projects funded have ranged from homelessness and foodbanks to volunteer networks and domestic abuse.

A third ‘recovery’ phase is now open supporting both immediate-response projects and longer-term more strategic grant giving. Deadline for this round is 11th January. For more details see the below link to the new website.