A message from Allchurches Trust: Coronavirus pandemic

13 JUL 2020
We stand with you during these challenging times
 
Allchurches Trust, along with many other Christian funders, recognises that the Covid-19 pandemic is an exceptional event that will have a significant impact on our beneficiaries and the people and places they support. 
 
We want to offer reassurance that we stand with you during this difficult time, and to thank you for continuing to provide such vital support to communities as your organisation adapts to the ever-changing situation. 
 
We’ve been inspired by the many examples already shared with us of our beneficiaries changing their model, support and activities as they look to continue to provide practical and pastoral care and support to the people they help in the most effective way possible. 
 
In May, the Trust provided £250,000 funding to four charities actively involved in tackling increasing food poverty due to the pandemic, and has now launched the Hope Beyond grants programme, aimed at enabling churches and Christian charities to meet the changing needs of their communities in response to Covid-19. You can find out more about the programme and read our Hope Beyond research report here.
 
Our existing grant-giving programmes are also currently running as normal and, as a funder, we recognise the need for flexibility in these challenging times. If you wish to propose re-directing grant monies we have given for a specific purpose to meet urgent need in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, or anticipate experiencing difficulties achieving the project outcomes/impacts you outlined in your application or project proposal, then please email us atl@allchurches.co.uk with a brief explanation and we will come back to you as quickly as we can. We’ll also be flexible if you’re struggling to meet reporting deadlines in the months ahead.
 
We look forward to continuing to make a positive difference in partnership with you. Keep safe and well.
 

Tim Carroll
Chairman
Allchurches Trust
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