River Clyde Homes Group supports the Inverclyde community
Successful grant funding bids from Cash for Kids help families facing difficulties in supporting their children and providing meals for them during current COVID-19 crisis.
Staff at River Clyde Homes Group (RCHG) are continuing their good work to support the Inverclyde community during the current COVID-19 crisis.
Angela Docherty, Community Support Officer, recently submitted successful grant funding bids to Cash for Kids to help families that are facing difficulties in supporting their children and providing meals for them during the current COVID-19 crisis.
The first bid was for RCHG families with some referrals from Your Voice and Belville Community Garden and was successful in receiving £3,395. This was enough to support 97 children.
River Clyde Homes said that Angela’s good work has continued so much so that she has, together with a range of voluntary organisations and social workers, to secure another successful bid of £5,005. This grant will support more of the most vulnerable families across Inverclyde who will either receive a basic essentials food parcel to the value of £35 or a supermarket voucher worth £35 for each child in their household.
One surprised, but grateful, customer said “I am in shock - thank you so very much! That is honestly amazing I am so grateful, and it is such a massive help at the moment. Thanks again”
Many of these families have been referred by RCHG Housing Officers who identified the problems during wellbeing calls they have been making each week. A RCHG spokesman said that this is an excellent example of partnership working and going above and beyond during a very uncertain and worrying period for many families.
The packs are being made up and delivered by the team at Belville Community Gardens who are also purchasing the vouchers and posting on behalf organisations such as Your Voice and Social Work. River Clyde Homes will purchase and post the vouchers to all nominated RCHG clients.
Sandra McLeod, Executive Director of Customer Experience, River Clyde Homes said: “This is a great example of joint working across the community, co-ordinated by Angela and once again shows our determination to support those who need help the most. There have been many heart-wrenching stories that have come to light during the current crisis and I am so proud of the fact that our staff are responding positively to help.”