Local communities have responded to the COVID-19 crisis with kindness, becoming a vital service to vulnerable people.
Smaller, local charities have always made a massive impact in our communities but are sometimes overlooked in favour of larger national organisations. Our People Fund was set up to give a helping hand to these local groups who need donations to continue their great work.
We’re delighted to be able to announce the latest funding recipients nominated by our staff and share the stories of these lockdown heroes:
Grow Speke Community Garden (Groundwork)
Grow Speke is a community garden based in Speke that is managed by the environmental charity Groundwork. With an army of dedicated volunteers, they host regular community events for local residents, unemployed people and schools. During the COVID-19 pandemic, fresh fruit and vegetables continued to be grown on site and were donated to foodbanks and community centres to carry on helping those most in need.
An Hour for Others
An Hour for Others is a community of caring businesses and individuals who are transforming lives and communities by giving their time, skills, donations, materials, resources and staff. Their hard work kept going during lockdown, delivering food parcels and activity kits for children, utilising local independent businesses wherever possible to keep any spend local and support small businesses.