New emergency support fund announced to help community and voluntary organisations

The London Community Response - which is coordinated by London Funders - has been available to organisations facing immediate financial pressures and uncertainty because of the coronavirus. These include increasing demands for services, higher staff absences, fewer volunteers and lower donations.

Over 50 funders from across London have come together to pool their resources and expertise to help these organisations. Many have small teams and rely on the support of volunteers to help vulnerable Londoners, such as those on low incomes and victims of domestic violence.

A special section of the London.gov.uk website has been created to help link organisations in need of volunteers with individuals wanting to sign up to help too.

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