Lockdown 3 Appeal Launched To Help Vulnerable and Isolated Across Tamworth

Friday, 22nd January 2021

THE Community Foundation for Staffordshire has launched a special appeal to raise funds to support vulnerable and isolated people and communities across Tamworth and the county during the third lockdown.

After the success of the previous appeal which raised within one month over £105,000, the Foundation is again asking for donations with again every single pound pledged going to help those who have been affected by the current lockdown.

Having started yesterday (Thursday 21 January), pledges are requested via www.justgiving.com/campaign/staffslockdown

Across Staffordshire and the UK, many people are isolating in order to limit the spread of Covid-19.  This means many vulnerable and elderly people don’t have access to their support services that many depend upon.

Those organisations who support them have also been affected, unable to deliver their usual services.  This fund aims to ensure that vital services remain in place.

In 2020 The Community Foundation for Staffordshire focused much of its work on raising money and directing it to support people and communities affected by Covid-19.

In total £1.1M was distributed across the county benefitting just under ½ million people who had needs affected by the pandemic. Able to turnaround grants within 48 hours, their specialist and knowledgeable teams were able to pinpoint and prioritise people and communities in need so as soon as the money came in, it went out.

The Community Foundation for Staffordshire is a team of professional local community fund and grant managers.  Non-profit making, they create and administer benevolent funds and grant giving schemes for philanthropists, business, central Government and local authorities.

They give away over £1m every year to voluntary organisations and charities.  Based in Stafford they are ideally placed to manage funds and grants across the county.

Steve Adams, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation for Staffordshire said:

“We are in the eye of another storm and our local vulnerable and isolated people need help.  This fund will help them.  The more money donated; the more help can be given. Last time this single appeal raised a huge amount and made a massive difference.

“We’ve already had some donations and the amount is going up hour by hour.  It shows that people want to help the elderly and vulnerable in our communities, but we need more and even in these difficult times, we again ask for people to dig deep.  People can be rest assured that everything they donate will reach the people who need it most, and that is thanks to the generosity of people in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent.”

“If you want to donate, visit our Just Giving page.  If you wish to apply for funding call us now on 01785 339540 or email office@staffsfoundation.org.uk and we will look at everything on a case by case basis.”

Here at Tamworth Informed, we want to say a huge thank you to all NHS Staff, Care Workers, Emergency Service Workers, Shop Staff and anyone else helping to keep us safe, healthy, fed, watered or connected to vital services during this difficult of the 3rd National Lockdown. Please stay safe and look after each other.

On 4 January the Prime Minister announced that England was to enter a National Lockdown, meaning that we should all stay at home. 

national Lockdown - stay at home

> You must stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
> You must not leave your home unless necessary.
> Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble.

Find out more information about COVID-19 on the NHS 111 website here