Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP Boris Johnson, has welcomed the news that a number of charities across the constituency have benefited from the support package put in place earlier this year to ensure they are able to continue their vital work.
A crucial part of the Government’s response to COVID-19 has been the £750 million support package to ensure voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors across the country can continue their vital work during this difficult period. The scheme is one of the most generous in the world and by far the most generous in Europe for the charity sector.
From the £200m Coronavirus Community Support Fund, six local charities have so far received a total of £38,900. These include Hillingdon Brain Tumour Group (£10,000) and Samaritans Of Hillingdon (£6,000). Boris recently had the opportunity to thank some of the volunteers from the Hillingdon Samaritans on a video call and learn more about their own experiences of volunteering with the Samaritans.
Other local charities who have received support are Parkfield Peckers (£7,250), Hillingdon Women's Centre (£3,500), Ruislip Northwood Old Folks Association (£5,000) and the Gurkha Nepalese Welfare Society (£7,150).
In total more than 8,000 small and medium charities across England have been awarded a share of £200 million to help them continue their vital work with vulnerable people during the pandemic.
Commenting Boris said: “I recognise that in these difficult times, many charities are finding it tough. I am therefore very pleased that a number of local charities in Hillingdon have been able to access some of the £200 million Coronavirus Community Support Fund, ensuring they are able to continue with their vital work. In the meantime I would urge everybody, if they are able, to make online contributions to help support charities that are currently struggling.”