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Hardship fund launched

Farnham’s voluntary sector has once again come up trumps by joining forces with Farnham Town Council and the Farnham Maltings to create the Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund. 

Eleven community organisations have contributed a total of £22,000 to start the fund and the Farnham Herald has launched a fundraising campaign to increase the fund to £50,000. 

A Just Giving page has been set up with the support of Farnham Lions. This is for online donations and for those who wish to donate with Gift Aid. A link to the page can be found at www.farnham.gov.uk/supportfund.

Farnham residents who are facing hardship caused directly by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for a grant of up to £300. Applications for urgent assistance are invited and could include help with paying for gas/electric or food, replacing essential household items such as a broken cooker or providing equipment like a wheelchair or care alarm. 

Councillor Pat Evans, Mayor of Farnham says: “This is another example of Farnham working with the community for the community. 

“I would like to thank anybody who decides to make a donation as every contribution will make a real difference to an individual Farnham resident or a family currently in desperate need.”

The application process has been designed to be straightforward and quick and to ensure the money goes to those most at need, applications need to be supported by a referee such as a GP or head teacher. 

Applications are being administered by Farnham Town Council with support from a panel of Farnham organisations.

See full details about how to donate and how to apply.

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