Since 23rd March 2020 to 31st March 2021 you support has helped us to:
*Support 6,630 people, 2,653 of which have been children
*Distribute £851,191 of essential items to those in need across Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire
*31% of all requests we’ve received have been COVID-19 related – we’ve supported 1,836 people (881 children) who have found themselves in need as a direct result of COVID-19
*£118,921 of essential items have been distributed by the There With You Fund (read more below)
On the 14th April the Leicester Mercury produced a feature on the There With You Fund, launched exactly a year ago to support people across Leicestershire finding themselves in hardship and directly impacted by the pandemic. Read the article here which includes a client, Shannon, sharing her story.
The worst is not yet over
The office for Budget Responsibility predicts that unemployment rates could raise to over 13% in 2021, with four million people out of work.
During this hugely difficult time we remain here to help local people as so many lives are impacted by the virus.
This year, more than ever, your support is needed to help ensure that all local people have the basics in life that we all deserve, such as adequate food and a warm, safe place to sleep.
Behind the statistics there are many individual stories of hardship. You can read about just some of the clients directly impacted by the pandemic who your support has helped here.
Read our new COVID-19 Impact Report (23rd March – 31st December) here.
Your support makes a massive difference!
The There With You Fund
The There With You Fund was launched in April 2020 in conjunction with Leicestershirelive and the Randal Charitable Foundation with the aim of supporting people across Leicestershire impacted by COVID-19 (by providing grants up to £300 distributed through the provision of essential items). The Fund has raised over £134,000.
This has enabled us to make a huge impact. You can support the Fund by donating via our JustGiving page Businesses wishing to lend their support can contact Sue McEniff, at Charity Link, on 0116 222 2212.
Meeting the Need campaign
It’s essential that we continue to fund our core services during this difficult time (as our usual fundraising programme is severely impacted). You can help ensure we can continue to support people across the community, including those who need further support outside our There With You Fund grants, through our Meeting The Need campaign page here.
If you work with vulnerable people and would like to find out more about our services and how to make an application at this time, please click here.
Thank you for your continued support.