More than £70,000 has been given to local voluntary organisations
The generous donation means the Havering Heroes crowdfund is just £1,333 shy of the £10,000 target, with 11 days to go.
All the money will go towards the Havering Funding Programme which is distributing emergency grants to charities and voluntary organisations in the area.
So far it has given out more than £70,000 and this week a further £17,615 was sent to five more organisations. They include the Havering Citizens Advice Bureau and Mardyke Youth and Community Association.
“Many thanks to our Leisure partner, Everyone Active, for the incredibly generous donation of £2,000 to the Havering Heroes,” said Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council.
“If you are in a position financially to donate, anything you could spare would make a huge difference.
“For example, a £5 donation could offer vulnerable isolated residents a hot meal from the Tapestry hot meal service. Meanwhile, a £10 donation could allow AddUp to continue to offer drama sessions to children with ADHD, who are struggling to cope in lockdown.”
The Havering Funding Programme is a partnership between Havering Council, community network, Havering Compact and seed funding organisation for the non-profit sector, The Fore.
Charities may apply for up to £5,000 of emergency funding. A panel of judges will assess the application based on how each organisation is helping disadvantaged and underrepresented communities across the borough during the coronavirus crisis.
Organisations can apply for a grant by sending their details to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will send out a short registration form to complete and return.
If you are a Havering resident and would like to make a donation to support our most vulnerable residents, visit SpaceHive.
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