UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham pass almost £50,000 to local groups responding to coronavirus

[As published by LBHF Council]

Almost £50,000 in donations has now been passed to groups helping the response to the coronavirus outbreak, thanks to the generosity of donors.

New recipients of cash grants from UNITED in Hammersmith and Fulham, working with Hammersmith & Fulham Council, include a young carers’ support group and a project addressing period poverty.

In the space of six weeks, 54 groups have been given grant aid totalling £49,795, and UNITED continues to raise funds as it works towards a £100,000 target.

The charity has announced its sixth round of funding to help active groups, including Bloody Good Period which provides menstrual products via foodbanks, hostels, emergency housing and direct help to women who can’t afford to buy them.

Cllr Sue Fennimore, Deputy Leader at H&F Council, praised the continuing work of UNITED and the generous donors who have given money to help others. “It represents a significant community effort by so many people, and it is helping where help is most urgently needed,” she said.

Latest group awards:

Bloody Good Period – £1,000
Providing menstrual products via foodbanks, hostels, emergency housing and direct help.

Honeypot Children’s Charity – £1,000
Building a safety net for young carers in crisis and requiring intervention, through engagement packs and virtual activities.

Lido Foundation – £1,000
Providing meals for older and vulnerable residents currently fasting for Ramadan, and who would normally go to Shepherds Bush Mosque for this.

St Andrews Fulham Fields – £1,000
Responding to requests from people who require food cards, shopping and delivery.

The Kids Network Hammersmith & Fulham – £1,000
Building a virtual network to ensure vulnerable children are not alone, and that their needs are heard and met.

Sudanese Association – £850
Supporting young Sudanese people and adults, including the disabled, with classes and shopping.

Mutual Aid Hammersmith – £500
Leaflet and poster printing costs, to inform people about the group.

Anyone can give to the appeal, today: Donate to the appeal

If you’re a community organisation you can apply for funding via United’s website.