Councillor Andrew Joy, Executive Member for Communities, Partnerships and External Affairs, said: “This Foundation does some great work helping some of Hampshire’s small community groups and voluntary organisations working with disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
“The coronavirus has affected people in different ways, bringing distress and hardship to many. It’s incredibly important that people know they are not alone, and that organisations such as the HiWCF, working alongside the County Council’s strategic voluntary sector partner, Community First - are here to support them. It is for this reason, that I’m really pleased we have been able to provide some financial help.”
Hampshire County Council has donated £250,000 to the We’re All Together Appeal. The appeal has been established to help local charities, voluntary organisations and community groups so they can continue their work during the coronavirus outbreak and focus on supporting individuals suffering hardship.
Find out more about the Hampshire &Isle of Wight Community Foundation at https://www.hiwcf.com and the ‘We’re All Together’ appeal at: https://www.hiwcf.com/were-all-together-fund-will-support-local-communities/
The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) is an independent charitable trust established to inspire local giving for local need. The Community Foundation works both with donors who want to give something back to their local communities and voluntary groups providing vital services for local people.