UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham Launch Community Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response Appeal
UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham Charity has launched a Community Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response Appeal. This enables local individuals, businesses and foundations across the borough to support local response.
The Appeal is in partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council, and is part of a coordinated effort with the voluntary sector to prevent and respond to the pandemic. 100% of funds raised will help groups working with people who face risk as a result of Coronavirus in Hammersmith & Fulham.
How will the fund help?
We will provide micro grants directly to groups supporting the population in Hammersmith & Fulham. This includes those particularly focusing on the extra needs of people who are:
- at risk of complications severe enough to require hospital care
- at risk of being unable to cope with isolation
- at risk because they’re living in poverty
This includes conducting deep cleaning for community hubs and purchasing protective equipment for frontline workers, but also creative ideas that help others adjust to and live through social distancing, help people cope with anxiety, and help resolve practical consequences of isolation.
Cllr Stephen Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council, said:
“These are surreal times. All of us are making changes to our lives we never imagined we’d be doing. But this is real, and we can get through it.”
UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham is a local charity that inspires and helps fund activities that promote a strong sense of togetherness in the diverse London borough. This is achieved by connecting those who want to support the community with local causes that will best use their investment. They are experienced with giving microgrants and express their capacity to unlock the potential in the borough to support one another.
Chair of United, Kevin McGrath, DL, OBE, said:
“It is vital that this fund is part of the community response in preparation for what’s to come The needs of our older community will likely change very rapidly over the coming weeks and months and so we are committed to doing what we can to help support.”
To donate, or even fundraise remotely, visit our Covid-19 page by clicking here.
Alternatively, if you’d like to volunteer please see information about the borough’s Community Aid Network, by clicking here.