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Coronavirus Support Fund

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of organisations have come together to donate an initial £22,000 towards the creation of the Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund.

You can find out more about the fund including: 

About the support fund

The Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund aims to provide financial support or assistance to individuals and families in Farnham who find themselves in exceptional circumstances due to the pressures caused by lockdown, social distancing and coronavirus.

What help is available

Applications for up to £300 are invited from Farnham residents who need urgent assistance with essentials such as:

  • Paying for gas or electric
  • Providing food
  • Replacing an essential household appliance such as a cooker
  • Acquiring equipment eg wheelchair, care alarm service etc
  • Getting furniture and household items like a bed and bedding
  • Other urgent needs.

Other advice and support will be available from other partner organisations.

The Farnham Herald launched a fundraising campaign on 30 April to increase the Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund to £50,000 so that even more people in Farnham can be helped. 

If you would like to help a Farnham person or family in need, you can 

Farnham Lions are processing donations through their Gift Aid page. This is for administrative purposes and will enable you to give Gift Aid should you wish to do so. 

Alternatively, you can make a donation by sending a cheque made payable to Farnham Town Council to:

The Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund
c/o Farnham Town Council
South Street
Farnham GU9 7RN

All money donated will be added to the appeal fund and for audit purposes, strict records will be kept of all donations and payments made. 

How to apply

You can apply to the Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund online or you can print off the application form and post it to:

The Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund
c/o Farnham Town Council
South Street
Farnham GU9 7RN

Your application will need to be supported by a referee such as a head teacher, GP, social worker or health visitor.

They will need to know about your situation and if we contact them, they should be able to confirm the details of your request for help.

How applications are assessed

Your application will be assessed by a panel of people who represent the organisations that have contributed to the Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund.

We expect to tell you the outcome of your application within days of you applying.

Information for referrers

To be considered, applications generally need to be supported by a referee such as a social worker, GP, home school link worker, head teacher, health visitor, nurse or applicable voluntary organisations. 

If you are asked to be a referee, thank you for your support. You will need to:

  • Be able to confirm the applicant’s situation
  • Provide a covering letter or email
  • Give your name, occupation and contact details so we can contact you to verify details. 

What organisations are involved 

The Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund was created as a collaboration between:

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