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Great Places launches Community Resilience Fund to support COVID recovery

POSTED: 16/07/2020



Here at Great Places, we are committed to supporting our customers and communities and we recognise that the recent COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact across some of our neighbourhoods. Community groups and charitable organisations have been hit the hardest and we want to make sure that we are doing all that we can to support these groups to rebuild and become more resilient so they can continue to support our customers in the future.

To do this, we are launching a new Community Resilience Fund that will provide the much needed financial support to charities, community groups and social enterprises to implement their COVID-19 recovery strategies and will enable them to become more resilient to future economic set-backs.

Our aim is to direct our funding and resources into our neighbourhoods, where there will be a positive impact to help our customers and communities to thrive and we believe by working together we can achieve this aim.

Our partnerships are even more important during times like these which is why we are delighted to share that Countryside, one of our development partners, has generously donated £25,000 to the fund. In addition we have received £24,000 from Emanuel Whittaker, which when combined with our other donations means we now have more than £100,000 to share across those community groups who need our help and support to rebuild.

The Resilience Fund is focused on supporting the following key themes:

If you are a community group, charitable organisation or social enterprise that needs help and support to enable you to deliver your projects and services across our neighbourhoods, then we want to help.