‘It’s not the whole answer’ - charities say £750m coronavirus cash boost must be start of supportCharities across the county have welcomed new funding announced by chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak at a Downing Street press conference on Wednesday, but have warned that more will need to be done to keep organisations afloat.
Norfolk-wide coronavirus fund set up to help charities in their hour of needSet up by the Norfolk Community Foundation (NCF), the Covid-19 Community Response Fund is designed to enable the county’s local charities and community groups to rise to the challenge posed by coronavirus.
Norfolk needs YOU: Recruitment of ‘army of volunteers’ for virus responseVoluntary Norfolk is particularly keen to hear from people with the skills to volunteer in health and social care roles, which have been identified as priority areas.
How to be part of a volunteer force fanning out across NorfolkWith grass-roots organisations already rapidly set up and deploying delivery and friendship services across Norfolk the aim is to co-ordinate them and avoid confusion and duplication. The effort is being matched by an appeal for donations, The Covid-19 Community Response Fund, as daily life changes dramatically.