Islington crisis fund donations top £200k
People across Islington are once again showing their generosity and community spirit in these tough times as donations to Islington Giving’s Covid-19 Crisis Fund top £200,000 in under a fortnight.
The fund, launched by Islington Giving together with Islington Council and local partners on March 20, provides financial help to the most vulnerable people in the borough during the coronavirus outbreak.
Money from the fund will go to organisations like Help On Your Doorstep, BIG (Businesses for Islington Giving) Alliance, and the Claremont Project, who are working in the community with residents who are isolated, anxious and in most need of financial support through this crisis.
Some of the fund money will go directly to residents in need of food or help with fuel bills via the Islington Council’s Residents Support Scheme, as well as through other trusted partners.
Sarah Benioff, director, said: “At this tough time, we are all looking for the best way to support those we love, and the people most in need around us. We are doing all we can to help Islington’s charity groups and organisations who work directly with those people and families who will suffer the greatest hardship and isolation through this crisis.”
You can do your bit, donate to the fund on the Islington Giving website.