Emergency Funding Supports Broxtowe Community

Emergency Funding Supports Broxtowe Community

30/03/20 - Voluntary groups in Broxtowe have benefitted from emergency funding to help them support people in the local community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Broxtowe Borough Council has been provided with over £50,000 of emergency funding from Government to help support communities and allocations have so far been made to six voluntary organisations including:

  • Hope Nottingham - £10,000 to support increased demand for the food bank and food distribution to vulnerable people in the Beeston and Chilwell area
  • Eastwood Volunteer Bureau - £10,000 to support increased demand for the food bank and food distribution to vulnerable people in the Eastwood area
  • Eastwood Age Concern - £10,000 to maintain a provision of hot meals to older people living in Eastwood
  • Middle Street Resource Centre - £10,000 to maintain telephone support contact with people with mental health issues in the community
  • Stapleford Town Council - £2,000 to support the provision of mutual aid to housebound and vulnerable people in Stapleford
  • Beeston Rylands Community Association - £2,000 to make food deliveries and provide support for those who are vulnerable or who are struggling financially as a result of the virus


Chair of the Finance Committee, Councillor Greg Marshall said: “The Council is incredibly grateful of the support these and many other voluntary and resident led groups are providing in our community, now more than ever. These vital funds will help them reach even more people over the coming weeks and will provide a real lifeline for those who are vulnerable, have found themselves in financial difficulty or feeling lonely and isolated as we try to respond to the pandemic.”

Residents can find out more information about support organisations at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/coronavirus


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