Bromsgrove and Redditch Network, The Basement Project, NewStarts, Bromsgrove Community Support and Bromsgrove Partnership are delighted to announce they have been successful in obtaining £100,000 funding from The National Lottery Community Fund for their Support Bromsgrove work.
They are truly thankful for this additional support from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Government, as they support local people through these extraordinary times. Over the past four months hundreds of individuals and families have been helped by the group through various types of support. From collecting prescriptions to doing the shopping; providing advice to delivering food parcels; just being there when the world seemed to have shut down: the team have worked hard to ensure that no one in Bromsgrove has been left behind. So far the team have responded to nearly 2000 phonecalls, collected over 1300 prescriptions and provided over 28,000 meals through food parcels.
“The response within the community was amazing and that it shown what a brilliant community Bromsgrove is”, said Georgia Oakes, founder of the Brosmgrove Community Support Facebook group. “It was nice to see everyone come together when it was needed most. The community support will hopefully continue.”
Gary Roskell, Chief Executive of Bromsgrove and Redditch Network said, “The way partners have pulled together to make this work is incredible. Charities, community groups, parish councils, facebook groups and the local councils, all working towards a common goal. This wouldn’t have been possible without that strong partnership”
Commenting on the award Marion Kenyon, Chief Executive of NewStarts said “Covid 19 changed lives and affected the working practices of many organisations in ways that none of us could have envisaged at the beginning of this year. As we continue to live and work in uncertain and strange times, it is clear that the need for support and community is even greater. As a group of organisations and individuals we are dedicated to ensuring that no one in the Bromsgrove District gets forgotten or left behind.”
This money will ensure that all members of the team can continue providing assistance to the population of Bromsgrove District as life begins to return to some form of normality for many, but provides additional challenges for others.
If you or someone you know needs support please get in touch through the website www.supportbromsgrove.com or on 01527 306490