Emergency fund and school foodbank increase COVID-19 lockdown support

January 26 2021
Emergency fund and school foodbank increase COVID-19 lockdown support

AN emergency fund of up to £10,000 has been allocated by Frampton Cotterell Parish Council to help community groups and voluntary sector organisations who are supporting vulnerable residents through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Groups are able to apply for a maximum of £500, although if more is needed it can be discussed directly with the parish council clerk.

Applications should say how many residents will benefit and how well the grant will meet the needs of the community in mitigating the impact of COVID-19, with each one considered on its individual merits.

Grants cannot be given to individuals or used to pay for wages and administration costs.

Manor Primary School has set up a doorstep foodbank which is full of donations from local people to help others.

The concept behind it is “donate what you can, take what you need.”

It is outside the school gates every day, and under the front porch in wet weather, for anyone to use.

The Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath Covid-19 support group is still active, and volunteers are able to help with shopping, prescriptions, and essentials. The group is on Facebook or contactable via email atCOVID19FramptonAndCoalpit@gmail.com or by calling 07742604988.

In Iron Acton, Acton Aid is ready to help people who are poorly, shielding, self isolating, or just needing a friendly phone call with shopping, collecting prescriptions and transport to vaccination centres. Their helpline is open 24/7 on 01454 300190.