Community organisations, key to effective coronavirus response, must now be trusted to lead recovery, finds new Locality report

A new report from Locality highlights the vital role that community organisations have played in meeting community need and supporting people during the Coronavirus crisis. Community organisations often quickest to mobilise and key to coordinating and delivering emergency support. Locality call on government to: support a community-powered economic recovery; create collaborative public services; and, provide support to turn community spirit into community power. Community organisations have been the ‘glue’ linking mutual aid groups with private and public sector responses. Over 100 organisations contributed to the report, with input from community…

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Neighbourly set up new fund to support community organisations helping those most at risk during Coronavirus crisis

Neighbourly set up a new Community Fund, backed by their partner businesses, to support the Neighbourly causes that will be most affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. M&S Family (including M&S Bank and M&S Energy), Lidl, Aldi, Danone UK & Ireland and Coca-Cola European Partners have created a new fund to support community organisations helping those most at risk during the Coronavirus crisis and are urging other businesses to join them. The Neighbourly Community Fund will funnel vital funds directly to community causes across the UK to ensure they can deliver…

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