UPDATE ON FOOD – THANKS TO ALL THE FOODBANKS AND COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY GROUPS.
Amazing work is being carried out by the food banks and community and voluntary groups to ensure food is getting to those who need it most. The effort made by the community with help from partners, especially RCTCBC, is truly exceptional. The supermarkets are getting better at using the lists given to them to support deliveries to those who need them most. Well done to all the local shops throughout RCT supporting their communities. Interlink are currently providing volunteers to Co-ops in Garden Village (Gilfach Goch), Penygraig, Ferndale and Penrhiwceiber
Help is out there – if you are concerned about someone or a family unable to access food, Request Assistance here. Alternatively you can contact the Council on 01443 425020 or contact Interlink on email@example.com or call 01443 846200.
Who needs help? We encourage all groups to work with partners to focus on those groups without any current support. People should now be receiving food parcels and money if they received free school meals. People will slip through the net and food parcels may be delayed or be delivered to the wrong address. Community knowledge and support is essential to get people support when this happens and to help people get through this crisis. Large schemes that offer free food parcels to everyone in the community that do not target those most in need and do not work with partners are unlikely to receive grant funding.
Please, if you can, donate to your local Food Bank today 😊:
Rhondda Food Bank
Merthyr Cynon Food Bank
The NEW Transformation Covid-19 Voluntary Sector Support Fund is NOW OPEN. Please email Grants@interlinkrctr.org.uk or call 01443 846200 or see INTERLINK FUNDING SHEET: COVID-19 for the latest up to date funding.
New! Transformation Covid19 Voluntary Sector Support Fund
Applications must focus on supporting vulnerable individuals and communities affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19)pandemic and can be used for smaller capital or revenue expenditure. Max amount you can apply for is £10,000. This funding must be fully utilised within 6 months. Deadline for applications 30th April 2020. For an application form, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse And Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) 2020-21 Capital Application
This is a simplified process for 2020-2021 for applications under £50,000 due to current challenges faced by the VAWDASV Sector caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The closing date for receipt of the – capital application is 9am on the 24/04/20. For any queries regarding this grant please contact the VAWDASV Team via email at VAWDASV@gov.wales
CORONAVIRUS: ETHICAL VALUES & PRINCIPLES FOR HEALTHCARE
A newly established Covid19 Moral and Ethical Advisory Group Wales (CMEAG-Wales) has been convened to consider and advise the Chief Medical Officer and Welsh Ministers on moral and ethical issues in our collective response to Covid19 across public services in Wales. Please can you disseminate this information throughout your networks in the health service and ensure they are adopted by those providing support and treatment within the NHS. In addressing healthcare provision during the Covid19 Pandemic in Wales, the core value underpinning this ethical framework is ‘equal concern and respect’. This promotes the core constitutional commitment to equality, and the protections for all people, enshrined in law in Wales in respect of governance and language.
For more information please visit: https://gov.wales/coronavirus-ethical-values-and-principles-healthcare-delivery-framework-0