The Community Foundation for Lancashire is raising funds to support the mental health & wellbeing of people in Lancashire. Will you help us?
The COVID pandemic has had a profound impact on all our lives and longer term, has led to an evolving crisis on people’s mental health.*
At a time when we look to local charities & organisations for support, many who provide those services are struggling to remain open and secure funds to respond to increasing demand.**
By supporting our Lancashire Red Rose Responding Fund you are enabling us to support haritable organisations throughout Lancashire in addressing mental health & wellbeing (as well as foodbanks, emergency provisions for the elderly, financial and debt assistance, care, activities and initiatives for those forced to isolate).
Help us get funding the groups supporting the most vulnerable. All of us together, looking after one another, especially in the run up to Christmas.
Since the start of the COVID pandemic, the Community Foundation for Lancashire has received and distributed nearly £2 million to 350+ charitable organisations, providing critical help across the county. Those funds were released on a weekly basis to organisations successfully applying for grants as quickly as possible and have now all been distributed.
Yet the crisis is not over. We need to keep our fundraising effort going to help Lancashire’s most vulnerable. Help us support people throughout the county and make a lasting difference in Lancashire.
*More than two-thirds of adults in the UK (69%) report feeling somewhat or very worried about the effect COVID-19 is having on their life, and the Institute of Fiscal Studies found that mental health has worsened substantially
**According to the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) almost half of organisations (43%) surveyed reported an increase in demand for their services but a 48% decline in voluntary income. We need your help.
The Coronavirus outbreak is having a devastating impact on communities throughout Lancashire.
Can you help?
We’re encouraging any individuals or businesses who might be in a position to support the Lancashire Red Rose Responding Fund, to donate.
The Community Foundation for Lancashire is managing all donations received, ensuring they reach the most vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus.
If you are a business, funder or an individual looking to play your part in helping those most affected by the Coronavirus in our communities, we can help you.
The Coronavirus Support Group is encouraging Lancashire businesses to donate any vital equipment they might be able to provide - such as dust masks, vinyl gloves, aprons and other personal protective equipment (PPE).
Visit www.coronasupportgroup.co.uk to find out more