Crawley-based Neurokinex Charitable Trust received £5,000 from our Sussex Crisis Fund to provide virtual physiotherapy programmes direct to children and adults living with paralysis, some of the most vulnerable people in the Sussex area. Children like Jasper Thornton-Jones, pictured here, following an online video by his paediatric therapist, Marilla Cameron.
In 2020, the Sussex Crisis Fund gave £2.7 million in grants to local charities who were working on the Covid-19 frontline and supporting vulnerable people last year. The fund was relaunched in Spring 2021.
Pandemic hitting ‘harder than ever’
Kevin Richmond, CEO at Sussex Community Foundation said: “This third lockdown is now beginning to ease and we are all delighted to see some light at the end of the tunnel. However, for many people, the fallout from this pandemic is hitting harder than ever. There is much more work for our amazing local charities to do to support those people.”
“Sussex charities continue to face immense pressure in 2021, with some even facing closure,” says Mr Richmond.
“The vital services they deliver to local people are being stretched almost to breaking point, which is why we are re-launching the Sussex Crisis Fund. We are calling it the Support and Recovery phase and, once again, we are asking for your help.”
The relaunched Fund will make grants across the five main areas:
- Mental health support
- Advice and support services
- Costs associated with providing food and other vital support
- Digital inclusion
- Reconnecting people and communities
“We want to thank everyone who so generously donated last year. Please do consider giving again, to make sure that our vital local charities can continue to help those who need it the most.”