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Coronavirus grants have helped 90,000 local people

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Image captionNomad Radio has been awarded £850

More than 90,000 people have now been assisted by the grants made to local groups in Hammersmith & Fulham.

A further £8,650 has been distributed this week, bringing the total to £58,445 awarded by Hammersmith & Fulham Council and local charity UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham.

Nine more local groups have been given grants to help them respond to urgent need on the front line as they work to support the most vulnerable, and hard-to-reach, residents.

“I’d like to pay tribute to the work that all our voluntary and community groups do, and to the efforts the charity UNITED is making to support them in this time of crisis,” said Cllr Sue Fennimore, Deputy Leader at H&F Council.

“And thank you to everyone who’s donated so generously to help.”

In all, 63 groups have been helped in their community work, reaching 90,629 people in the borough. UNITED continues to raise funds for the continuing response to the coronavirus outbreak. Anyone can contribute to the appeal as the charity nears its target of raising £100,000.

Group awards

The following organisations have received new grants from H&F Council and UNITED:

Dad's House - £800
Foodbank serving the West Brompton Crossing, and – seven days a week – at 22 Lillie Road for those reluctant to use the voucher scheme.

Grove Neighbourhood Centre - £1,000
Continuing to operate behind closed doors for the most vulnerable, isolated and elderly, with the grant covering food, Tupperware and cost rises.

Maggies West London - £1,000
Continuing the free programme of support for anyone affected by cancer locally via two part-time team members at Charing Cross hospital.

Nomad Radio - £850
Funding the audio series Surviving Covid-19, targeted at the Somali community, with information on parenting, health, business, the elderly and the NHS.

Shepherds Bush Green Mutual Aid Group - £1,000
Printing leaflets and posters in English, Polish, Somali and Arabic, to attract volunteers, signpost support and assist people who cannot access their money.

True Access - £1,000
Healthy eating webinars and online physical workout sessions such as street dance and yoga to boost movement and fitness for young adults with learning disabilities and their carers.

William Church Estate TRA - £1,000
Communicating with residents, supporting a volunteer network and delivering lunches six days a week to estate children.

Woman's Trust - £1,000
Funding 40 hours of check-ins for women affected by domestic abuse in the borough, particularly those who cannot access support, and enabling a holding facility.

Wormholt & White City Mutual Aid Group - £1,000
Supporting work in the north of the borough, including multi-language printing and food for those without access to their money.

Anyone can give to the appeal today:

Donate to the appeal

If you’re a community organisation you can apply for funding today via UNITED’s website.

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Image caption: Nomad Radio's grant will fund the audio series Surviving COVID-19

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