Published: 24th Mar 2020

Tower Hamlets Council has committed to supporting the borough’s voluntary and community sector (VCS) through the current coronavirus pandemic. The authority says it will continue to fund VCS partners so that they can adapt their activities and continue supporting residents. This will include organisations funded through the Local Community Fund, small grants and funds for those transitioning from mainstream grants as well as a range of commissioned services including children and older people, health, domestic abuse, disability, advice and employment. It will also continue to fund organisations whose grants are due to come to an end. As well as continued funding, the council will also contact VCS organisations that might qualify for a three-month rent holiday. John Biggs, mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: ‘In these difficult times it is vital that we support our partners in the local community and voluntary sector and help them continue to deliver crucial services … (To read the full article, subscribe below)