Supporting CWVA members aiming to reduce loneliness and social isolation

Cheshire West Voluntary Action (CWVA) has helped the Marjory Boddy Charitable Trust hand out £10,000 in grants to worthy charities and community groups across west Cheshire.

The voluntary and community sector has played a vital role in the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

As the go-to organisation for the sector, CWVA has worked with the Marjory Boddy Charitable Trust to quickly find charities and community groups that needed a financial boost to help them deliver services that would keep people connected during the pandemic, reducing loneliness and social isolation.

The following organisations have benefited from grants.

  • Age UK Cheshire
  • Snow Angels
  • Kingsway and Newton Residents Association (KANRA)
  • Changing Lives Together
  • Chester and District Federation of the Blind
  • Chapter
  • Aspire
  • Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy
  • Ashworth Time Bank
  • Neston Community Youth Centre
  • OPAL Services
  • Cheshire Young Carers

Like everyone else in society, charities and community groups have faced plenty of challenges during the pandemic and many of them have had to adapt, moving their services online to make sure they continued to support those who needed them in any way they could.

Clare Harrison, Deputy Chief Executive of CWVA, said: “We were delighted to help the Marjory Boddy Charitable Trust and make sure grants were given to charities and community organisations that needed some support.

“Our sector provides such invaluable support for many people across west Cheshire, but the pandemic has arguably put the sector in the spotlight more than ever before.

“As we have in-depth knowledge of the sector and all our members, we were able to quickly set up this funding stream and get grants out to our members so they could continue delivering their services effectively.

“We’d like to thank the Marjory Boddy Charitable Trust for supporting our sector during what has been a challenging period.”

CWVA helps communities in west Cheshire grow and thrive by connecting charitable organisations, volunteers and businesses to champion social action.

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