St Michaels Community Care receive financial boost.

4 weeks ago Wed 8th Jun 2022

community fund April 2022

 

 

 

We are proud to announce that St Michael's Community Care, has received £500 of funding to help them continue to provide meals to people in Bemerton Heath who are struggling with the cost of food and surging energy prices, through our Local Community Fund. They are currently in the process of extending the hours its cafe is open and run a community fridge and larder - where food and other items are donated by local shops. 

“These items are used to help those who cannot afford to buy food because they have run out of money before their next pay day for wages or benefits,” said Kevin Martin from St Michael’s Community Care. 

“As part of our expansion, we have been seeking to secure funding to provide low cost cooked meals to families and individuals who are struggling to buy food. We’ll be offering all this within the cafe, but spare meals will also be available from our community fridge - for people who wish to eat at home.

“We have also been looking to improve the appliances we have in the kitchen, and introduce new ones. Salisbury Reds has helped enormously by providing a grant payment from its Community Fund. This funding boost will make a real difference, allowing us to start this important project in time for the summer holidays, when families can be struggling most to provide meals to children.”

Our Operations Manager David Newton added: “St Michaels’ Community Care is a hugely important resource for local people. Without it, many would experience extreme hardship during these challenging times.  

“It’s so important to have a community group like this - and we were delighted to be able to help with this latest project.”

Our Local Community Fund is open to applicants all year round but the next funding allocation is due in October 2022.