The coronavirus outbreak has changed life as we know it for all of us. But it has hit our most vulnerable neighbours hardest. We know that, once life has returned to a new normal, the outbreak will have long-term social impacts that will make life even tougher for those who are already disadvantaged.
We launched the Somerset Coronavirus Appeal in late March 2020 to raise vital funds to help our communities through this difficult time.
So far, thanks to your donations - and support from The National Emergencies Trust -- we’ve raised over £1 million. This funding has provided more than 200 grants to local charitable groups to help them respond to urgent need. Your donations have provided food, medicine, counselling, emotional support, housing and so much more.
Our next goal is to reach £1.5m for Somerset.
Will you help us?
Your donations will help us provide more grants to continue the essential support being provided by many local groups and help local charities and community groups recover from the financial impacts of the outbreak.
Charities are facing a huge challenge; losses in income due to the inability to fundraise combined with a surge in demand. We know we will need their work more than ever before in the months and years to come and so we want to help as many of them as we can to continue their work.
If you’re happy for us to stay in touch, we’ll share regular updates by email on the difference your donations are making and a special report in late 2020 or early 2021 showing how we’ve used your donations.
You can see a full list and a map of the grants made with funds from the Somerset Coronavirus Appeal here.
For media queries about the Fund, please contact Sue Wheeler, Communications and Events Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about the appeal? Read our FAQs here.
Charitable group looking for funding? Apply on our website here.