Here at Haringey Giving, we have been working hard in response to COVID 19, and are supporting vulnerable people and community initiatives in Haringey.

The COVID-19 epidemic is having a huge impact on all our lives. This may be much, much worse for the many vulnerable people living in Haringey, such as people who are: living on low incomes, homeless, unsafe at home, older and isolated, refugees and migrants and people experiencing mental ill-health.

Many local charities and community organisations are experiencing a huge surge in demand. Many are having no choice but to close vital services; others are having to change the way they provide support in order to prevent infection.

People and organisations across Haringey are making incredible efforts and are working together to support the most vulnerable people across our communities.

Haringey Giving has been supporting local community initiatives and helping our most vulnerable residents in response to COVID-19 in a variety of ways

The Haringey COVID-19 Appeal

https://www.haringeygiving.org.uk/appeal/haringey-covid-19-appeal

Funds raised are being used to enable not-for-profit organisiotrespond quickly and flexibly to emerging needs

  • Providing direct support to vulnerable people across our diverse communities who are affected by the COVID-19 crisis
  • Changing their service provision from face-to-face to online and/or telephone
  • Delivery of vital local services and meeting increasing demand
  • Supporting collaboration and partnership working to avoid duplication and improve co-ordination of support.

We have set up the appeal and have raised over £87,000 raised in just 4 weeks! Aside from funds kindly donated by the public and our funding partners, a dditional funds are being drawn into this funding from our £50,000 Haringey Big Give Christmas Challenge Appeal.

The more we raise, the more we can distribute to local groups and not-for-profit initiatives who are supporting our most vulnerable people.

Together We Can COVID-19 Fund

https://www.haringeygiving.org.uk/together-we-can-covid-19-fund-open

  • 23 projects have been funded so far to a total of just over £103,000.00
  • Applications have been assessed on an ongoing basis and funding released quickly.
  • The first wave prioritised vital supplies of food and essential items to our most vulnerable people
  • The fund is temporarily closed for applications and will re-open again shortly.

If you receive a grant from us, we are committed to making things easier, not harder for you at this time and have signed up to the London Funders joint statement on COVID-19 here.

Haringey COVID-19 Wishlist

https://www.haringeygiving.org.uk/haringey-covid-19-wishlist

  • Set up to enable online shoppers to donate items our most vulnerable people are struggling to get hold of via Amazon
  • The first deliveries of formula baby milk, nappies and sanitary products arrived yesterday morning
  • New items are being added all the time, including pet food.

Partnership with Tottenham-based ORA Beer

https://www.haringeygiving.org.uk/fundraisers/donate-a-beer-to-the-haringey-covid-10-appeal

  • We have teamed up with ORA Beer who are donating 10% of online sales
  • Their fundraiser, which went live today aims to raise £500 towards to support the Haringey COVID-19 Appeal.

Haringey Giving Newsletter

  • The first edition included: an update on the funded Changing Lives and Together We Can pilots; a case study on Grow N22 and their fundraiser; and an update on our response to COVID 19
  • Regular updates will be sent during the COVID-19 crisis in order to keep donors and partners up-to-date on the impact that their donations of time, skills, funds and in-kind support are having.
  • You can sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this webpage.

Haringey Giving Board COVID-19 Working Group

  • A working group are meeting weekly to review activity in order to ensure that we are agile and responsive to the rapidly changing environment we are working in. 

We appreciate that this is a difficult and anxious time for our community and we are here to provide support in whatever way we can.

For regular updates on local services and sources of support:

Visit Haringey Council’s COVID-19 page here

To support the local response to COVID-19:

Haringey’s Connected Communities team would welcome your call on 020 8489 4431 (9.30am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday)

You may also like to join the Haringey Covid19 Mutual Aid Group via their Facebook page here

If you are a voluntary or community sector organisation:

Visit The Bridge Renewal Trust’s website for updates and advice and sign up to their newsletter here

You can also access lots of useful guidance and support from NCVO here

We know that many of you are keen to support your local community at this time. We will be posting further updates on ways in which you can do this over the coming days and weeks including ways in which you can donate to local community organisations through Haringey Giving.