Cheshire Community Foundation, as part of the UK Community Foundation network, is at the forefront in supporting the community response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our President, Lord Lieutenant David Briggs and Nick Hopkinson, High Sheriff of Cheshire for 2020, spearheaded a fundraising appeal managed by the Foundation, to enable grant-making activity for those impacted by the pandemic and launched a further appeal, raising over £125,000, to support food poverty.
As a trusted charity partner, Cheshire Community Foundation has also distributed funds allocated to Cheshire and Warrington to support vulnerable people affected by the pandemic from the National Emergencies Trust, Department of Culture Media and Sport, Barclays Bank, Cooperative Bank, Bentley Motors, Assura PLC and our generous donors.
Our donors, both old and new, have responded with amazing generosity and so far we have awarded over £1 million of funding to hundreds of impactful organisations working incredibly hard to support the most vulnerable in our communities in a host of different ways.
Sadly, we have come to recognise that this crisis is far from over and for many charities and the individuals they support, the pandemic will have a negative impact for many months and probably years to come. We will continue to do our utmost to help.
We will continue to do our utmost to help.