Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury were recently successful in being awarded funding from The Albert Gubay Foundation to use as a crisis fund to help those who are falling into poverty due to the current pandemic.
The Caritas/Gubay Covid Crisis Fund provides one-off grants to support families or individuals living within the Diocese of Shrewsbury where a relatively small amount of funding can make a big difference, funds can only be provided to those who are in exceptional circumstances and are facing a crisis as a result of Covid-19. Awards have been given to support those needing food, clothing household appliances, beds and utility bills.
Practically, the crisis fund has already helped a very high number of people in the diocese who have been considered the most vulnerable in our community. Caritas has added value to the fund by taking a holistic approach providing emotional as well as practical support to those who need it by giving them the opportunity to work with our Family Support Workers and appropriate agencies who can support them longer term.