Funders award over £11m in coronavirus response grants

first_img Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Funders have awarded more than £11 million to date in coronavirus-related grants, according to data from 360Giving.360Giving‘s coronavirus response grants tracker is based on data published by UK grantmakers in the 360Giving Data Standard. It shows that so far, just over £11m has been awarded by 28 funders in 913 grants to 864 recipients.Suffolk Community Foundation, Somerset Community Foundation, The Tudor Trust, and Pears Foundation are among those funders listed as having awarded a number of grants.Suffolk Community Foundation’s emergency fund supporting Suffolk’s community response to the crisis raised nearly £1million in a month. Almost 60,000 vulnerable people have been given direct support as a result, including an estimated 30,000 who have received emergency food support. Of the £935,000 raised, £520,000 has already been distributed to over 100 Suffolk charities and dozens more requests worth over £250,000 are being processed.Somerset Community Foundation’s Somerset Coronavirus Appeal raised over £450,000 in its first month, and was able to make worth over £200,000 to more than 80 groups across the county by mid-April, including foodbanks and food delivery schemes, support services for older people, and virtual counselling, with more funding going out every day.The Tudor Trust has awarded a wide range of grants, including £1,500 to West End Impact as emergency funding towards the additional costs of supporting vulnerable people in Morecombe during the crisis, and £20,000 over one year to Reuse Network to enable it maintain contact with members, supporting them to distribute furniture and other items to people in need during the coronavirus crisis.Pears Foundation has allocated over £1.3m since the beginning of April, including £500,000 to the British Red Cross, and £50,000 each to a number of charities for coronavirus-related support including Carers UK, Contact, The Mix, and National Autistic Society. Melanie May | 1 May 2020 | News  240 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Charities Aid Foundation’s Coronavirus Emergency FundThe Charities Aid Foundation’s Coronavirus Emergency Fund has granted more than £1 million to 256 charities across the UK but has had to pause applications due to the demand.The fund was set up late last month with an initial £5 million made available by CAF to distribute rapid response grants of up to £10,000 to help small charities, non-profits and social enterprises struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.Applications were paused on 5 April after more than 5,000 applications were received in a week, requesting a combined total of over £40 million.Monica Brown, CAF’s Head of Charity Advisory and Programmes, said:“We have been humbled by the charities out there that are doing everything they can to continue to operate at such a tough time. We are very proud to be able to offer some help to charities working so hard on behalf of people, causes and communities across the UK.“I am pleased to see that we have been able to get more than £1 million in help to charities in a matter of weeks and it is our plan to grow this fund so that we will be in a position to help more small organisations to continue to deliver vital services in the weeks and months ahead.” Advertisement Funders award over £11m in coronavirus response grants The National LotteryThe National Lottery has also announced that it is awarding up to £600m of repurposed lottery funds to charities and organisations affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Read more on this story here.  239 total views,  2 views today Kent Community Foundation’s Coronavirus Emergency FundKent Community Foundation’s Coronavirus Emergency Fund has raised £950,000 to date, and has so far supported 145 charitable organisations with grants totalling over half a million pounds.The Foundation launched the fund four weeks ago, and the total of £950,000 includes a donation of £400,000 from the National Emergencies Trust.Beneficiaries of KCF Coronavirus Emergency Fund include Kent Search & Rescue, which has received £3,000, £7,000 to HomeStart Dover, £4,000 to Hypo Hounds, and £2,000 to 2makeit.Natalie Smith, Director of Grants and Impact, said:“The Kent Community Foundation grants team has received over 255 applications for the Coronavirus Emergency Fund since it launched on 23 March and we have been working at speed to distribute funding to charities and community groups who are desperate for support. We have to date supported 145 charitable organisations with grants totalling over half a million pounds. The work doesn’t stop here of course, as we begin to look ahead and consider how these incredible charities will also play a part in the recovery from the worst of the pandemic.” More coronavirus-related funding news:last_img read more

Little relief for children in pain as consultant post remains vacant

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Facebook NewsHealthLittle relief for children in pain as consultant post remains vacantBy David Raleigh – June 5, 2020 722 Email TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNews Print TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Mairead O’Leary Woulfe, with husband Micheal and daughters Leah (10) and Ellie (7).CHILDREN suffering from chronic pain are not getting adequate care because Ireland has no paediatric pain consultant.Last week the Limerick Post revealed how two young girls from Bruff have been waiting in agony for six months to see a paediatric pain consultant, following the resignation of the country’s only paediatric pain consultant.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ten-year-old Leah O’Leary Woulfe and her seven-year-old sister Ellie have been diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and they have been unable to access appropriate pain relief since Dr Kevin Mc Carthy resigned from his consultancy last DecemberIt has now emerged that the highly specialised position has yet to be advertised, six months after Dr McCarthy’s departure.Dr McCarthy said he resigned due to a lack of support for the role.The girls’ mother Mairead O’Leary Woulfe said that following Dr McCarthy’s resignation, she was promised a care plan for her children, but that this has not happened.“Families have been left in limbo because there is no pain consultant and nobody with authority to adjust pain medication for patients”, she said.A plan for a Northern Ireland-based pain consultant to provide supports to colleagues in the Republic has not alleviated the situation, she said.Michael Woulfe said their children’s physiotherapy and hydrotherapy sessions, which are critical to their treatment, were cancelled, due to Covid-19 restrictions.“We are left in limbo. All the things that were working for our children, like hydrotherapy is all gone. That would help in terms of managing their pain.”Pamela Lynam, co-founder of the Complex Pain Management advocacy group, confirmed the consultant’s position in the south has not been advertised.“It was meant to go to a committee for approval on March 20 and then to be advertised in April, but then COVID happened, and that’s why I think it hasn’t happened.”Ms Lynam, whose daughter Amy (13) suffers from chronic pain from a sports injury, explained that “even when that’s advertised, you could be three to five years before anybody is in that position”.She claimed a proposed plan for a Belfast-based consultant to help with cases in the interim “had not happened”.“It’s horrific. My daughter definitely needs to change her meds. Nothing is working. But there is nobody to help.”“Amy was seen last June, so we’re nearly a year without being seen, and left in chronic pain.”“Adult pain specialists won’t see children until they’re 18. They won’t take a referral before they are 16, and it takes two years to get seen.”“Nobody will change their medication until they are seen, which is understandable, but it’s not fair on the kids that are in pain.”A HSE source confirmed the consultant’s position “hasn’t been advertised as yet”.Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) told the Limerick Post it “cannot comment on contracts of employment, or on individual cases”.A statement sent to this newspaper read: “CHI is aware that the current situation regarding the Paediatric Complex Pain Management Service is a cause of much anxiety and upset for parents and children.”“If a parent is concerned or worried about child’s health they should contact a member of their child’s medical team will be happy to discuss any aspect of a patient’s care directly with them or their family members.”“We have written to all families whose children have been attending the complex pain management service in Crumlin or Temple Street to give them an update and contact numbers should they need clinical related advice for their child”.CHI said the position left vacant following Dr McCarthy’s resignation “is a highly specialised position” to fill.“As an interim measure, we have secured the services of Consultant Anaesthesiologist in Northern Ireland who specialises in both Paediatric and Adult Complex Pain Management who is assisting CHI colleagues in continuing the Paediatric Complex Pain Management Service for patients until these posts commence.”center_img Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Previous articleLimerick Post Show | June 5, 2020Next articleLimerick Post Show | Jockey Billy Lee David Raleigh Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisementlast_img read more

National Park Service buys house in Atlanta where Martin Luther King Jr. was born

first_imggregobagel/iStock(ATLANTA) — For more than two decades the National Park Service has been leading tours at the birthplace for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Now, 50 years after his death, the King Center has sold the home which was built in 1894.The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change has allowed the National Park Service to operate the home since 1982. Months ago the National Park Foundation, the official charitable partner of the Park Service, began talks to sell the frame house and on Nov. 27 it was sold. Moments after the sale the foundation gave the home to the park service.Approximately 70,000 people visit the place King called home until he was 12. The 30-minute tours, which are led by park rangers, are limited to 15 people at a time and are first-come-first-serve. The tour offers visitors a look into King’s day-to-day life by showing the bedroom that King shared with his little brother Alfred David “A.D.” King and how meals were prepared in the kitchen.“That place is irreplaceable and it’s priceless in nature,” Will Shafroth, president of the National Park Foundation, told ABC News. “The importance it will be to our country for generations to come is immeasurable.”The 124-year-old home is showing its age.During a recent tour, one of the floorboards gave out, causing a visitor to fall nearly 6 inches. In 2016, the home was closed for several months, after water leaks caused cracks in the wall and warping in the floor.Shafroth said the home needs extensive renovations to the structure and, possibly, the foundation. Other maintenance may cost an estimated $1.3 million.“This change in ownership will not affect the public’s access to the site and will continue to welcome visitors on a daily basis,” the National Park Service said in a statement.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp’s priceless reaction to Alisson’s mistake against Arsenal

first_imgJurgen Klopp’s priceless reaction to Alisson’s mistake against Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Jul 2020 9:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link842Shares Klopp stood open-mouthed (Picture: DAZN)The German stood open-mouthed on the sideline and looked like he couldn’t offer any encouargement to the Brazilian, such was the magnitude of the mistake. Klopp was later seen shaking his head on the bench, such was his anger that his side had made two errors in such a short space of time. Advertisement Klopp was far from pleased (Picture: Getty)Liverpool are chasing Manchester City’s Premier League points tally record but they need to win all three of their remaining matches to break it.The Reds have won three of their six matches since the restart, beating Crystal Palace, Brighton and Aston Villa.They’ve dropped points against Everton, Manchester City and Burnley in that time. MORE: Harry Kane dedicates Tottenham’s win over Newcastle to Serge Aurier after his brother’s deathcenter_img Reiss Nelson scored after Alisson’s mistake (Picture: Getty)Jurgen Klopp was lost for words as his side threw away their lead against Arsenal at the Emirates.Sadio Mane gave the Reds a deserved one-goal advantage midway through the first half but Alexandre Lacazette capitalised on a mistake from Virgil van Dijk to level the game.Liverpool have looked far from solid in defence since winning the title and that was highlighted when Alisson gave the ball away to Lacazette with a poor kick out, and the Frenchman squared the ball to Reiss Nelson to give Arsenal the advantage at the interval.The Reds have been close to flawless this term, losing just once before they were crowned champions.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIt was therefore a rarity to see the likes of van Dijk make a mistake and Klopp was left speechless after witnessing Alisson’s error. Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Syracuse announces men’s basketball matchup with Oakland

first_img Published on June 17, 2019 at 3:50 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse will compete in a nonconference game against Oakland on Dec. 18 in the Carrier Dome, SU Athletics announced in a release Monday afternoon.The Golden Grizzlies are the fifth announced nonconference opponent and the sixth regular season opponent. Syracuse opens its season on Nov. 6 against conference foe and defending National Champion Virginia.The Orange have met Oakland three times before, the most recent meeting coming Nov. 20, 2017 — a 74-50 Syracuse win.Here is Syracuse’s schedule that has been released so far:Oct. 26 – Daemen College (Carrier Dome, exhibition)AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOct. 29 – Carleton University (Carrier Dome, exhibition)Nov. 6 – Virginia (Carrier Dome)Nov. 20 – Cornell, 7 p.m. (Carrier Dome)Nov. 27 – NIT Season Tipoff vs. Ole Miss/Oklahoma State/Penn State (Barclays Center)Nov. 29  – NIT Season Tipoff (Barclays Center)Dec. 3 – Iowa (ACC-Big Ten Challenge, Carrier Dome)Dec. 14 – Georgetown (Capital One Arena)Dec. 18 – Oakland (Carrier Dome)ACC home games: Boston College, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke, Wake Forest, North Carolina, North Carolina State.ACC away games: Boston College, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Louisville. Commentslast_img read more