The Foundation, in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, local and national charitable trusts and individual donations has already secured nearly £100,000 within days of setting up the vital initiative. The Foundation is working around the clock to ensure grants are awarded quickly to those that need it the most.
However, due to the unprecedented scale of the virus outbreak the effects on vulnerable people, the Foundation is calling on more support from local generous companies, charitable trusts and also generous individuals.
Grant Robson, Foundation Director explained: ‘We are so pleased that we were able to quickly respond to an escalating situation and support charities and community groups who are on the frontline, working tirelessly supporting our vulnerable individuals across Dorset. Grants of up to £5,000 are being given right now. We have already had a never seen before level of demand for funding so we are asking local organisations and people, who feel able to get involved and be part of a collective response for Dorset and their communities.’
How to Donate:
If you wish to donate to the Dorset Coronavirus Community Appeal, please click here.
Alternatively, you can also donate via BACS or Bank transfer:
Dorset Community Foundation, Charities Aid Foundation, Sort Code: 40-52-40, Account Number: 00083897 (please use CV as reference).
The Foundation is asking organisations to not post donation in the form of cheques.
If you would like to discuss getting involved in donating or raising money for the Appeal, please contact Foundation Director Grant Robson at firstname.lastname@example.org.