We have been supporting the BS5 Solidarity Fund by allowing them to use our bank account to collect donations and make payments from. The fund is part of the BS5 Mutual Aid group that was set up at the beginning of the Covid19 pandemic.
The fund helps cover the costs of practical support to individuals affected by coronavirus, such as providing food, accommodation and medication and also supporting groups aiming to build more resilient communities in the face of an uncertain future. Small grants of £50 for individuals or £250 groups are available with a simple application process.
Here are some examples of grants given out so far: