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LandAid COVID-19 Emergency Fund gives out over £100,000 in first round of emergency funding

Emily Hamilton | 21.04.20

The LandAid COVID-19 Emergency Fund, launched on 7 April 2020, has given out its first grants to frontline charities. LandAid, the property industry charity, distributed over £100,000 to 12 charities in this first round of funding.

The fund has now raised over £500,000 thanks to donations from partners including Allsop, CLS Holdings, Grosvenor Estates, Helical, Knight Frank, Landsec, Logicor, M&G plc., and Savills plc.. With thanks to Mark Ridley, Group CEO of Savills plc. who also made a personal contribution to the campaign.

The money has been distributed to LandAid charity partners including: the Albert Kennedy Trust, YMCA Dulverton Group and the Benjamin Foundation. LandAid will continue to distribute funds on a weekly basis.

The grants are for a variety of emergency needs including providing temporary accommodation, food, mental health support, equipping charities to work remotely and PPE.

If you would like to learn more about the appeal you can join LandAid for a webinar on Wednesday 29 April at 5pm. CEO Paul Morrish will be joined by representatives from charities who received grants in this first round. Find out more here.

To support the appeal please visit: www.landaid.org 

Mark Ridley, Group CEO of Savills plc, said: “The impact of Covid-19 is enormous and even more so surrounding the needs of vulnerable young people who find themselves homeless.  We are committed to supporting the LandAid Covid-19 Emergency Fund and would encourage others to do the same where they can.”  

Paul Morrish, Chief Executive at LandAid, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has so far donated to our Emergency Fund. Your support has enabled us to give out our first £100,000 to 12 charities across the country, which will provide vital emergency support to young people who desperately need it during this crisis. Thank you.”