In a bid to help local good causes during these difficult times, the Community set up a fund supporting small organisations working with people, groups and communities, disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
Murray Edwards, Community Foundation Director said, “We wanted a fund that would help children and young people in low-income households, older people and those with disabilities or underlying health conditions.”
As a result, the Coronavirus Support Fund was set up in collaboration and investment with the Wakefield District Health & Community Support (WDHCS), together with funds raised through the #WakefieldCares campaign.
Murray continued, “As you can imagine, we received many worthy applications and were oversubscribed. The good news is that we were able to support the following organisations with their projects: Shared Harmonies, Wakefield District Sight Aid, Kidz Aware, Oasis Christian Centre, Co-Active Arts, Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation, Star Bereavement and Stepping Stones Baby Bank. All eight applicants have experienced a significant increase in demand for their services and the Foundation is pleased to support them in their valuable work.”