Catching Lives would like to thank Kent Community Foundation and Nationwide Building Society for supporting our work and awarding us much needed funding. Last month we received a Nationwide Community Grant of £26,500, a significant contribution towards funding our Mental Health Outreach Specialists.
Many of our homeless clients are unable to address their other support needs without first having support for their mental health conditions and wider mental wellbeing. Our staff are able to provide that on a regular basis, even during lockdown, when homeless people can access this support by telephone.
This grant was administered by Kent Community Foundation, who this week have awarded us a further £4650 through their Coronavirus Emergency Fund. This funding will be used to help us support those homeless people who, for one reason or another, are not accessing temporary accommodation and are still sleeping rough. We will be able to provide them with one man tents, sleeping bags, mobile phones and chargers (so we can keep in contact with them) items they need to allow them to self-isolate as safely as they can during lockdown.
Kent Community Foundation helps individuals, families, businesses, trusts and foundations establish and administer their own charitable funds to support the causes that mean the most to them in Kent and Medway.
Since 2001, Kent Community Foundation has distributed over £34 million to local grassroots charities and voluntary organisations where a modest sum of money can make a significant impact.
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