£12 Million available for Disabled People's User-Led Organisations for COVID Support

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) is announcing plans to distribute £12million of funds from its Coronavirus Appeal to a range of charity partnerships offering targeted support to some of the UK’s most at risk groups. The sum of £12million from NET’s Coronavirus Appeal will fund helplines and other support services to address unmet need among disproportionately impacted groups, including Disabled People.

About NET’s Coronavirus Appeal

The National Emergencies Trust is a charity set up to raise funds from the general public in the event of a domestic disaster or emergency. When a disaster hits, the Trust will collaborate with charities and other bodies to raise and distribute money and support victims. The funds collected will be distributed by local partners on the ground in the areas affected by the emergency event. 
 
The National Emergencies Trust is a registered charity no. 1182809. For more information, visit nationalemergenciestrust.org.uk
 
 
Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance (ROFA), and other regional organisations have been chosen as partners to help distribute this funding to Disabled People's User-Led Organisations (DPULOs) during the COVID crisis. SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living has been chosen as the partner for the South East. This funding will be awarded to projects that specifically support Disabled People with issues experienced during this period, such as social isolation or issues obtaining food. Applications from minority Disabled groups, such as BAME and LBGTQ are particularly welcome. 
 
Further information, including application forms, will be
available from Monday 7th September.

For more information and an application pack,
please email: info@spectrumcil.co.uk or
by phone Jennie Musson on 023 8020 2629
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday mornings).