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Saturday, 4 April 2020

Wandsworth Council unveils £10.8m response to coronavirus




The council will receive a Government grant of £10.8m as part of funding being given to councils across the country to help with its response to the virus.

This money will be used to form a COVID-19 Emergency Fund which will help protect vulnerable residents.

In addition, a Hardship Fund of just under £2m, to help those on low incomes, has also been established.

It will also support businesses, including many that rely on council contracts.

A key part to the council’s response to coronavirus is giving support to the work being done within the borough by the voluntary and community sector.

The council will offer fresh financial help to charities and voluntary groups by boosting the funds available to Wandsworth’s voluntary sector.

The council has set up a £100,000 COVID-19 Response Fund within the Wandsworth Grant Fund to help the many organisations that will play a critical role in supporting some of the borough’s most vulnerable residents during the pandemic.
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