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£82,000 emergency funding distributed to 30 local charities

The Community Foundation has distributed £82,910 in emergency grants to local charities, voluntary and community organisations, groups to supporting people most in need during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Going directly to 30 local organisations across our city and counties which are delivering vital services to older people, those with medical conditions, those who are isolated, have mental health difficulties or face financial hardship, the grants are a much needed cash boost to aid vital work in our local communities.

The Leicestershire and Rutland Coronavirus Support Fund is made up of money from public donations to the National Emergency Trust that we are delivering locally, as well as our own companies and families who are adding money to help local people. Together, these generous donations have enabled the Community Foundation to provide grants of between £500 and £5,000 to food banks, volunteer groups, food delivery and outreach services.

Find out more about the Leicestershire and Rutland Coronavirus Support Fund using the links below:

If you need funds please click here

If you’d like to donate please click here.