This Christmas Tithegrove are supporting The Wiltshire and Swindon Coronavirus Response Fund and would like to ask all our partners to also make donations to this emergency appeal.
The Appeal was launched in Mid-March to provide immediate relief to vulnerable local people through the amazing network of small grassroots community groups operational across the county.
Thanks to the generosity of the people of Swindon and Wiltshire, the fund grew quickly and by the end of September it had risen to more than £1.1 million. Already it has distributed £925,000 via 200 grants to groups helping 130,000 people.
Sadly, the pandemic is here to stay for longer than any of us hoped and day by day there are more and more stories of hardship and suffering.
Many local community groups are facing the prospect of closure as they deal with the impact of lost income from fundraising events and increased costs due to higher demand on their services. The reality is that without funding, our community groups will disappear.
With over 45 years of experience, The Wiltshire Community Foundation know the importance of protecting our local voluntary sector. Life without community groups is unimaginable so they have committed to doubling the support for community groups in 2020/21 as they battle to survive this crisis, but to do this, they need our help.
If you would like to help us reach our target you can donate through our JustGiving page