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£50k fund to help keep people safe and warm in Cornwall

£50k fund to help keep people safe and warm in Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:09am 16th June 2020.

A £50,000 pound fund has been created to help support communities hit by coronavirus in Cornwall.

It has been set up by Wales and West Utilities to make sure people are kept safe and warm in their homes.

Charities and organisations which have been hit by and pandemic are being urged to apply for support.

The Safe and Warm Fund has been established in response to the crisis and will help communities affected by the outbreak with essential funding.

The gas emergency and pipeline service has been working hard throughout the pandemic to make sure people are kept safe and warm in their homes and has opened the fund to help others do the same.

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“I’m delighted to launch the Safe and Warm Fund. This £50,000 will help directly support organisations working in communities, targeting support at those who need it most. 

“We’re now encouraging organisations across the area – from food banks to energy efficiency organisations, domestic abuse charities to community transport. Put simply, we want to support those on the frontline and help the most vulnerable people in the community stay safe and warm.

“One of the most optimistic elements of this pandemic has been seeing the way in which communities have pulled together to support one another and we are hoping that this money will go some way to extending that support.”

Wales & West Utilities Chief Executive, Graham Edwards

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About the fund:

Organisations and charities can apply for funding between £500 and £5,000.

Applicants are encouraged to give details about how the funding will help extend its support to those most in need. 

Applications will be assessed by a panel consisting of representatives from Wales & West Utilities.

For more information on the fund please visit www.wwutilities.co.uk/SafeandWarm. The closing date for applications is 6th July 2020. 

Wales & West Utilities is also urging people who have received a letter from the NHS advising them to take additional measures to 'shield' themselves from Covid-19 to consider joining the Priority Service Register (PSR).

Joining it allows us energy and utility companies, to look after people who need extra support.

It’s free, and you can find out more at www.wwutilities.co.uk/priority

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