North Walsham

Teaming up to help those in need

Just Regional
Apr 8, 2020 2 mins read

Two groups in North Walsham have joined together to make sure local people are getting the support they need right now.

Although the North Walsham Community Shop is closed for the duration, and the Phoenix Group’s longer term plans are on hold, the trustees and members of both groups – both champions of the community – put their heads together and are showing just what can be achieved when people work together.

They realised that there would be delay in individuals and families receiving government support, and that the loss of school meals for children would add to the stress on family budgets, and with this in mind they created the Emergency Grant Fund.

This will be used to issue small grants to people who find themselves in need of financial support – by providing vouchers for shopping, or by providing North Walsham Good Neighbours Scheme with funds to cover supplies for those who are in isolation or have other needs.

The Community Shop kick-started the fund with £1,000 and Sainsbury’s of North Walsham donated £100 in vouchers. The Fund’s JustGiving page is being used by North Walsham people to donate and already helping ease the troubles of their worst affected neighbours.

The fund has already made grants to several local residents, with complete confidentiality at all stages.

If you know someone who is in need, or if you would like to help the North Walsham Emergency Grant Fund, then please visit www.northwalshamcommunityshop.org.uk/north-walsham-community-support-fund/ or to email phoenixgroup.northwalsham@gmail.com.

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