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Donation from OPCC to Cornwall Coronavirus emergency appeal

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has donated £15,000 for digital youth projects and vital services to help vulnerable people who may not be able to access their usual channels of support during the covid-19 crisis.

 

The £15,000 donation to the Cornwall Coronavirus Emergency Appeal will help frontline community groups and local charities enhance their digital connectivity with the people they support during the social isolation caused by the pandemic

Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Alison Hernandez, said: “I am pleased to be able to offer support to frontline community groups in Cornwall enabling them to better reach the people that need their support. Improving digital communication at this challenging time is vital to ensuring that people still get access to the help and support they need. This funding will also help support innovative youth provision programmes that are vital in preventing harm, increasing safety and helping to keep young people focused and positive during this difficult time.”

Covid-19 is putting huge pressure on foodbanks and other frontline groups in Cornwall and the appeal has been launched to support elderly, vulnerable and isolated people in the area.

Tamas Haydu, Chief Executive of the independent charity, Cornwall Community Foundation, said: “The generous donation from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner will make a real difference for crisis projects in Cornwall. With social distancing in place the use of digital technology is vital for groups to stay in touch with their local communities. The grant awards always make a big difference and change people’s lives, but this time many grants are saving people’s lives.” 

For more information or to apply to the Emergency Fund please visit the Cornwall Community Foundation website www.cornwallcommunityfoundation.com