We are delighted to announce an important new grant from the National Lottery Community Fund
This award of £8,000 will allow us to extend our lunch club, serving those elders in our community who live alone, and to modify our services in the context of Covid-19.
It was wonderful to welcome Catherine West, MP, and Cllr Eldridge Culverwell, Deputy Mayor of Haringey, to the Centre to mark the grant in a low-key way ahead of current Tier 5 restrictions.
With the funding, we will make weekly, door-to-door food deliveries to residents who are shielding or experiencing isolation. Cooked by local chefs, the meals will be packed with nutritious goodness. We will expand the numbers of people on our rounds, recruiting new volunteers to get involved.
We’ll install our first ever dishwasher, making volunteering in the Centre safer, and will create local employment with an enhanced cleaning service. Investing in the future, we will refurbish a currently shabby meeting room into a pleasant, calming space to be used by our counsellors and therapists when face-to-face work is permitted.
Covid-19 has had a huge impact on our charity’s income and operation, and it is important that we diversify our funding to secure the future of Hornsey Vale.
In a normal year, we can cover the basics costs of running the Centre through room rentals. National lockdowns, however, have closed our doors for more than half of the 2020/21 financial year, and costs have continued to build.
If you have ideas for how we can generate funds or want to donate to secure our future, our Treasurer would love to hear from you. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org