Supporting our community

National Emergencies Trust

Prince William and the National Emergencies Trust (NET) has launched a fundraising appeal to help those most affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak.

The National Emergencies Trust has launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities to support those individuals suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Available funds for Wakefield generated through the National Emergencies Trust (NET) national campaign around Covid-19 and is being delivered by Leeds Community Foundation on behalf of UK Community Foundations. Grants of up to £10,000 towards running costs for organisations with a turnover of less than £1m are available for groups already known to Leeds CF, WDHCS, NOVA and Community Foundation for Wakefield District.

Eligible organisations are being contacted in the first instance to make sure those currently delivering urgent, lifesaving work on the front line and who also comply with due diligence undertaken prior to the outbreak, receive funds through a light touch process. As more funds become available, applications from new groups will be encouraged to ensure these funds complement local approaches, so no groups miss out on vital funding at this time. For information please email

The National Emergencies Trust will distribute money raised through a number of charitable organisations including local Community Foundations, to ensure it reaches those who need it most. Details of the NET fund and criteria for groups to apply for funding will follow in the next few days.

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In the meantime you can help your neighbours who are self-isolating, download the PDF postcard offering practical help that anyone can print and distribute.

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