COMMUNITY CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE APPEAL
UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham Charity launched a ‘Community Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response Appeal’. This enables local individuals, businesses and foundations across the borough to support local response.
The appeal stands in partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s coordinated effort with the voluntary sector to prevent and respond to the pandemic. As such, we are well placed and in touch with local charities including frontline groups to see what’s needed and how funds raised can be best spent.
100% of funds raised will help groups working with people who face risk as a result of Coronavirus in Hammersmith & Fulham. Please give today.
Want to give a larger amount, send a CAF transfer, or organise your own ‘socially distant’ fundraiser instead? Details at the bottom of the page.
How are we going to support people through the UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham Community Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response Appeal?
We will provide micro grants directly to groups supporting the population in Hammersmith & Fulham. This includes those particularly focusing on the extra needs of at-risk groups, including 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
We particularly welcome creative ideas that help others adjust to, and live through, social distancing, help people cope with anxiety, and help resolve practical consequences of isolation.
Every penny will support the movement to help those who face risk as a result of Coronavirus.
What difference could your donation to the Appeal make in the borough?
We know from experience that our microgrants have the capacity to unlock the potential in the borough to support one another. The needs of the community will change very rapidly over the coming weeks and months and so we are committed to doing what we can to help support this rapidly changing situation.
- £20 could help cover a day’s volunteer expenses to collect prescriptions for older people
- £30 could help provide shopping delivered direct to a vulnerable person’s home
- £50 could help pay for extra phone costs for an organisation supplementing with telephone befriending
- £100 could help toward the cost of a community hub deep clean
- £500 could help supply tablet-PCs enabling older people to safely keep in touch with friends and family whilst alone
- £1,000 could help purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to enable vital front line workers to support their community without putting themselves at risk
We have started the fund with our own donation, and encourage others to give too. Can you donate?
Larger transfers of gifts, and fundraising ideas
- Give a larger amount by BACS. Email below for bank details, and please send a completed Gift Aid Form if you’re a UK taxpayer, too
- Make a gift via CAF Banking. Send this to ‘Hammersmith United Charities’ with reference CovidHF. Let us know at the email below so we know what’s coming
- If you’re a local business, make a company gift to the campaign, letting us know at the below email how you’d like to do this and if you’d like a receipt
- Organise a ‘socially distant’ fundraiser like a sponsored exercise challenge for 14 days, or a bookathon from your own home, and raise funds on your own page via the ‘Start Fundraising’ button at the Virgin Giving page
Savraj Kaur, Programme Lead, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to volunteer as well?
Hammersmith & Fulham Council has launched a new Community Aid Network (CAN) to co-ordinate an army of volunteers to help during the Coronavirus crisis.
The new network will see H&F create a taskforce of local community charities designed to help support vulnerable local residents. We’d like you to help.
We’re aware that many people in H&F are keen to volunteer and coordinate action during these challenging times.
This is a community response and you should continue to follow the advice being given by Public Health England.
- NHS Guidance about COVID-19, including information about how to check if you need medical help.
- The UK Government’s latest information and links.
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Covid-19 Support for Businesses
Proud to work in partnership for the community