Mike Davies, Chairman of the Gloucestershire Disability Fund, announced today that “Our Trustees are delighted to learn that the Gloucestershire Community Foundation has taken the lead in response to the coronavirus epidemic by establishing an emergency fund that will help Gloucestershire organisations manage their situation if their work or income has been disrupted. In response, the Gloucestershire Disability Fund is pleased to make a donation of £30,000 towards this appeal”.

GCF’S CEO Talitha Nelson said “This is great news … and will make a big difference in these challenging times”.

The Gloucestershire Disability Fund provides grants to people with disabilities of all ages as well as financial support to not-for-profit organisations/groups and community groups working to enhance the lives of people living with a physical, sensory or learning disability in Gloucestershire.

Well-being grants of up to £1,000 for individuals needing help with one-off exceptional needs and grants of up to £2,500 for eligible organisations/groups are available from the Gloucestershire Disability Fund. In addition, our new “Your Future Fund” offers financial help if you are 18 or over with special needs arising from your disability ….. giving you the opportunity to enhance your education or work related training, your skills in the fields of the arts or sports or your personal development by undertaking a special project which will also help others.

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