The coronavirus outbreak changed life as we knew it for all of us. But it hit our most vulnerable neighbours hardest. And the outbreak will have long-term social impacts that will make life even tougher for those who were already disadvantaged.
We launched the Somerset Coronavirus Appeal in late March 2020 to raise vital funds to help our communities through this difficult time.
Thanks to your donations – and support from The National Emergencies Trust — we raised over £1.5 million. This funding provided almost 400 grants to local charitable groups to help them respond to urgent need. Your donations provided food, medicine, counselling, emotional support, housing and so much more.
You can see a full list and a map of the grants made with funds from the Somerset Coronavirus Appeal here.
Charitable group looking for funding? Apply on our website here.