Morecambe Parish Church awarded £7,500 to help fulfil Covid-19 recovery plans
Morecambe Parish Church has been selected to receive a share of Great Places Housing Group’s £100,000 Resilience Fund.
Morecambe Parish Church and Blackpool STAR have been given a total of £15,000 to provide much-needed support to customers who have been hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Resilience Fund was set up specifically to help communities cope with the continued impact of the pandemic and a total of 13 community groups and charitable organisations across all five of Great Places’ operating regions will get a share of the fund.
Great Places, which manages 24,000 homes across Yorkshire and the North-West, established the fund with help from partners and contractors to ensure the group’s customers would be able to access support during these challenging times.
Each of the successful groups and organisations target one of the following themes; poverty reduction including fuel, furniture and food; employment, training and volunteering opportunities; financial and digital inclusion and organisational resilience.
Community groups and charitable organisations have been amongst the hardest hit and the money will help them provide vital services to the communities they operate in.
Matt Harrison, CEO of Great Places, said: “Covid-19 has provided massive challenges to the communities with whom we work, and the implications will impact on lives for many months, if not years.
“As an organisation that places social purpose at the heart of everything we do, we want to do our part to support communities through these difficult times, so it’s really exciting to be able to announce the beneficiaries of our Resilience Fund to support those hardest hit by the pandemic.
“It’s fantastic to be able to invest in community groups to help them build the resilience they will need for potentially difficult times ahead.”