Responding to the pandemic
Hackney is a vibrant place with diverse communities and exciting innovation but where many residents live in poverty, isolation and poor health.
The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted these entrenched health and social inequalities; black and ethnic minority communities, disabled people, the elderly, and those living on low incomes have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
In March 2020 we quickly repurposed Hackney Giving to respond to the crisis. Since then we have been raising funds to channel to local voluntary and community organisations as they care for our residents. Our extensive local knowledge and understanding of grassroots community groups in Hackney puts us in a unique position to be able to help.
- Since March 2020 we have allocated £63,209 in small grants to groups to support residents in need - mainly to provide food and other essentials to residents isolating at home
- We have distributed £234,580 in Coronavirus Response and Recovery Grants on behalf of the local Clinical Commissioning Group
- We have distributed £385,923 on behalf of City and Hackney Public Health to support non-profit community groups to provide information on the pandemic to our local diverse communities
I am extending my endless thanks, you have saved my life and I am sure you will do so for other Filipinos who need help in their most critical times.