Response Fund

Data and Insights

Reduced Income

Many organisations have seen significant proportions of their traditional funding streams cancelled during the pandemic and many are experiencing huge un-forecasted and unplanned losses of income. READ MORE

Increased Demand for Services

The National Emergencies Trust reported that one in six UK adults have sought charitable help in recent months as a direct result of the pandemic. For 70% of them it was the first time they had ever sought support from the sector. This is anticipated to continue. READ MORE

Domestic abuse

The National Domestic Abuse helpline saw a 25% increase in calls and online requests for help in the first couple of weeks after lockdown, according to the charity, Refuge. Find out how we are supporting charities with this increased demand. READ MORE

Food and essentials

During April 2020, the Trussell Trust has reported an 89% increase in need for food banks compared to the same period last year. Read how we have been supporting local organisations experiencing this increased demand. READ MORE

Isolated older people

Research shows that loneliness is associated with poorer physical and mental health and lower wellbeing amongst older people. Here in Surrey we have some of the highest levels in the country of lone-person households aged 65+. READ MORE

People with mental health needs

Charities supporting people with mental health needs are having to adapt and respond to the sudden surge in demand for their services since the pandemic began. Find out how our grants are helping to support them. READ MORE

People with disabilities

Charities who help people with disabilities have had considerable challenges in adapting their services to meet the complex, unique needs of their service users during the Coronavirus pandemic. Find out how we are supporting them. READ MORE

Families with young children

Charities who help families with young children are having to adapt their services to meet the increasing and changing need. They are anticipating existing issues of disadvantage and exclusion, worsening by the pressures and limitations of lockdown. Find out more here. READ MORE


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