With immediate effect, we’ve set up a global Covid-19 Emergency Response Relief Fund of £500,000 to support the humanitarian impacts caused by the pandemic. Our focus is on food security, maintaining healthcare services and supporting measures designed to reduce the spread of the virus.
In many of the countries we source from, our supplier communities are facing urgent challenges due to the impact of Covid-19. Families in the communities we work with are struggling as the cost of local supplies escalates, and food and essential personal protective equipment are harder to source.
Our suppliers have been quick to respond to these challenges, but more support is needed and our Relief Fund has been set up to work with our existing suppliers to help build resilience in communities we’ve worked with over many years. So far we’ve allocated £365,754 of funding. You can read about where the funds are going here.