Funding boost for Yarmouth church’s relief work
The Salvation Army in Great Yarmouth has been awarded a grant of £12330 to boost their coronavirus relief work in the borough during the coronavirus lockdown.
The donation, from the Norfolk Community Foundation, and made through the Covid-19 Local Resilience Fund, will fund takeaway lunches, food for the foodbank and the food parcel delivery service operated by The Salvation Army for three months.
The organisation is providing a foodbank and takeaway meals to support the most vulnerable via adapted electronic referrals from partner agencies. They have been providing 75 takeaway lunches per week and over 120 households have been receiving weekly food parcels, according to Major Katerina Lennox from the Great Yarmouth corps.
Norfolk Community Foundation is a charity dedicated to building stronger communities and improving the lives of people in Norfolk by bringing people together who want to make a difference where they live – whether they step up to take action themselves, or support those who do with an investment of funding or time. It was founded in 2004 by the former Lord Bishop of Norwich, the Right Reverend Graham James, who had been inspired by the work of other Community Foundations across the country.
The Norfolk Foundation works with the Local Resilience Forum for the county to ensure they are directing funding to the areas of greatest urgency, to enable the most vulnerable to access the vital help and care they need. They currently support over 2,000 small charitable groups and churches and their work touches 1 in 4 people in Norfolk – from those dependent on local practical and social support, to whole communities benefiting from improved buildings and green spaces.
For further information on applying for funding go to Norfolk Community Foundation’s website: www.norfolkfoundation.com
The image of The Salvation Army’s Tolhouse Street base in Great Yarmouth is courtesy of Evelyn Simak on Geograph. cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Evelyn Simak - geograph.org.uk/p/5943263
This story is based on an article that appeared on EDP24.
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