We’ve started releasing funding from our Emergency Appeal to small charities that are responding to the coronavirus pandemic
Our Emergency Appeal launched in june and has raised over £1.7 million so far to help those hit hardest by coronavirus in our communities.
Small charities across the UK are set to benefit from grants of £15,000 up to £25,000 to support their work over the next few months.
This emergency funding will go to charities that are providing vital support to help those experiencing grief, poverty, domestic abuse, loneliness, illness and mental health problems, as well as carers and care workers.
We’re helping to fund 32 roles including nurses, carers, support workers, counsellors and mental health practitioners.
More than £140,000 will go to charities addressing extreme poverty. This funding will reach those in crisis, including homeless people and families who are already facing or at serious risk of financial hardship and in need of food, other basic essentials, shelter, as well as employment support.
Sufra NW London is one of the charities that will benefit from funding for their food bank delivery service. The charity has seen a 202% rise in demand for food aid during the coronavirus pandemic, compared to the same period in 2019.
Over £130,000 will go to charities working in the care sector to support hospices and fund nurses and other essential roles, as well as PPE and vital equipment.
We will be providing £95,000 to mental health projects, including a new mental health fund for care workers adversely affected by their work on the frontline.
Charities like NESTAC in Manchester will receive funding towards their helpline, ‘Ear for You’, which was set up in response to coronavirus to provide counselling and emotional support to BAME communities who are disproportionately affected by Covid-19 in the UK.
Over £60,000 will go to charities supporting those affected by domestic abuse. This includes a new 6-bed refuge from Trafford Domestic Abuse Services (TDAS) in Manchester, to provide safe accommodation for victims fleeing abuse.
Make Some Noise will also be providing grants to charities working to reduce loneliness, including funding for a helpline for those over 75 who are living on their own, and charities providing ongoing bereavement support to those who have lost loved ones during the pandemic.
Further funding will be distributed in the coming months as we work with small charities to address the greatest needs in our communities.
Dominic McDonough, Fundraising and Events Manager at If U Care Share, a suicide prevention charity based in the North East that’s benefitting from funding, said:
“This money really will save lives. In the months and years ahead, there will be people here who may not have been here without the support that we offer, and we couldn’t do it without Make Some Noise”.
All of this would not be possible without the incredible generosity of our supporters. We have been amazed by the sense of solidarity and community spirit of people coming together to help their neighbours and complete strangers who are struggling to cope during this crisis.
Our work is not over. This funding will provide some stability to small charities over the next few months, but we need to keep raising money so they can continue supporting people who need their help, urgently, throughout this pandemic and beyond.
You can help those hit hardest by coronavirus in our communities.