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Community Chest: Coronavirus Response

Between April and June 2020 we funded 15 projects through our Community Chest: Coronavirus Response fund. We supported a range of local projects with the aim of keeping William Morris ward residents healthy, happy and connected, despite the challenges of social distancing. The fund is now closed for new applications and we’re currently planning how best to support the community next.

Projects funded as part of the Community Chest: Coronavirus Response fund:

Lloyd Park Children’s Charity Baby Bank: £500 for emergency supplies for the baby bank.

Rukhsana Khan Foundation: two grants of £700 and £1,000 for emergency food bank supplies.

The Blair Academy: £700 to fund their Big Local, Big Moves hip hop fitness videos.

Wynwood Art District: £1,000 towards the ‘Social Distance’ community magazine.

The Digital Story Company: £1,000 towards the Priory Court in the Act musical documentary.

PL84U Al Suffa: £700 towards services for homeless and vulnerable people.

The Discovery Space: £980 for online workshops for young people.

Woven Air: £750 for creative home fun videos for children.

WalthamStayHome: £1,000 for documentary photography of the William Morris ward during lockdown.

Mini Morris: £1,000 for a William Morris themed art project for children in the ward.

Life After Cancer: £999.97 for an online support group for people who have had cancer.

The Wonders of Clay: £815 for a ceramic making at home project.

Fifty Plus Elderly Asian Club: £1,000 for distributing hot meals to older people during Ramadan.

Stories & Supper: £975 for online workshops and sharing of stories for Refugee Week.

Waltham Forest Echo: £1,000 for continued production of the newspaper during lockdown.

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