CHARITIES and not-for-profit groups across Worcestershire are among 300 good causes to benefit from Severn Trent’s £1million Covid Emergency Fund.
The pot of cash was created to help groups supporting communities on the front line throughout the pandemic and the Recovery Fund has also been providing support to organisations feeling financial strain because of Coronavirus.
Across Worcestershire, £87,000 was contributed to 26 charities and organisations.
The Worcester Community Trust, South Worcestershire Citizens Advice, Age UK Malvern and District, YSS, Community Action Malvern and District and Evesham and District Mental Health Support Services each received £5,000.
Age UK Worcester and District, Eva Evesham Riverside Shopmobility, WAM Youth, Survivors Club, Evesham 605 Sea Cadet Corps, Offenham Village Hall, Young Solutions and Worcestershire Young Carers were all handed £2,000 each.
Liv Garfield, Severn Trent CEO said: “We knew when the virus hit and we all went into lockdown that our communities would need help, which is why we created our emergency fund.
“We were conscious, though, that not everyone would need help right away, which is why we held back half a million pounds to support non-profit organisations which have struggled through the pandemic to get back on their feet.
“We’re so pleased to share that the final £500,000 has been has now been offered to those amazing community groups and charities most in need of our support right now.”