Coram’s Fields Emergency Appeal
In April 2020, we launched our first ever Emergency Appeal due to the impact of Covid-19. The response from our community has been nothing short of phenomenal. People have been donating and fundraising to raise vital funds to help us through the crisis. On our JustGiving page over £67,000 has been raised so far, which has smashed our original target of £50,000.
Alongside our Emergency Appeal, we have been successful in securing emergency funding from The Garfield Weston Foundation, The National Lottery, St Andrew Holborn, Youth Music, Comic Relief, The Balcombe Charitable Trust and Camden Giving.
Although we still face significant losses this year, the emergency funds raised will make an incredible difference in helping us to be resilient through this crisis.
Our future is still uncertain. A significant portion of our income is generated through hiring our football pitches and halls to local businesses. We took this approach to make up for an unprecedented drop in government funding. The funding raised through our hires stopped overnight at the start of the lockdown. We’re up and running again now, but with local organisations largely working from home, this means, worryingly, we will likely not reach our previous income levels for a long time. We still need your support.
From March – June, the closure of Coram’s Fields left thousands of children unable to access essential green space, with hundreds more missing out on the vital, and often life changing support provided through our services. Now that we’re open again, the current pandemic continues to have a devastating effect on our young people, many of whom were already at crisis point – when this is over, our young people will need us more than ever before.
We’re doing everything we can to maintain support to the children, young people and families that need it most. We have adapted all of our onsite services to be delivered in Covid-19 safe ways, and we’re reaching out to our community directly through outreach programmes in high-risk communities, supporting the mental and physical health of local children and young people.
Over the coming months, we will need the continued support of our local community. You can still support our Emergency Appeal here.Give now
This Christmas, we are also launching our Carry Change campaign. Children in our Out of School Club are designing special artwork to feature on exclusive Coram’s Fields tote bags. By starting a regular gift to Coram’s Fields, you will receive a tote bag and #CarryChange for local children and young people who rely on our facilities and services.
If we know your gift will arrive every month, we can plan for the future because we know we’ll have a steady income stream to rely on. The campaign will run from November, but you can secure your tote bag early by starting a regular gift today.