Coronavirus: Hymans Robertson Foundation launches new fund for charities

The Hymans Robertson Foundation has launched a new hardship fund for charities affected by coronavirus.

The fund is open to applications from charities which are already funded and supported by the foundation and will offer individual grants of £500 to £5,000.

It will make weekly funding decisions based on the urgent needs of vulnerable people and communities as a result of the pandemic.

The fund is encouraging other professional firms, which may be interested in joining the initiative, either through a donation or by co-funding.

"We are living in unprecedented times, which has been particularly tough for the charity and voluntary sector," the foundation's chair, Clive Fortes said.

" While the UK and Scottish governments' response to increased funding to the third sector is very welcome, we know that our charity partners desperately need emergency funding now.

"The Hardship Fund offers our existing partners access to additional funding and remote volunteering support to the most vulnerable in our community. I hope that other firms will join our initiative to make a positive impact in these uncertain times."

For information regarding joining the fund as a co-funder or to make a donation please contact Hymans Robertson Foundation’s CEO, Marcella Boyle, at mailto:marcella.boyle@hymans.co.uk.

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