In response to the continued challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, and thanks to the generosity of our donors during the 2020 Christmas Appeal, we launched our Emergency Fund to provide vital support to people experiencing homelessness.
The Emergency Fund was originally opened in April 2020 in response to feedback from frontline workers who told us that fast, flexible grants were needed urgently. Within three weeks of the start of national lockdown we had opened the fund and over the course of the next five months we gave out more than 4,500 grants and distributed over £1.65million in funding across the UK. Unfortunately, the second wave of the pandemic exacerbated existing issues once again, so thanks to your generous donation we were able to reopen the fund to continue providing support to people experiencing homelessness.
None of this would be possible without your support. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to reopen the Emergency Fund, and together provide vital support to those who need it most. Thank you.
The report below presents a snapshot of the data we received through the applications made to the VRF Emergency Fund during the time it was first opened, starting in April 2020. Your donations made it possible, and for that we remain thankful.
We have now closed the Emergency Fund and moved back to our usual Vicars Relief Fund, which continues to provide vital support for people across the country thanks to your generous support. If you want more information about the grants we offer, and how to apply on behalf of someone you support, please visit the Vicar’s Relief Fund website.
You can read the full report here:
I would say that the VRF Emergency Fund was an amazing project that has
helped to remove the barriers to accommodation for our customers. The money
provided to our customers has helped them to unlock a new and secure future.