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Thank you to CAF Resilience Fund for our award to become future-fit

Posted on 22nd December 2021

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Advocacy Matters is proud to announce being awarded a unique grant of £146,145 from the CAF Resilience Fund, which aims to help the people and causes hardest hit by Covid-19. We have also received a £10,000 Resilience Support Grant.

These vital funds  will help us support more disabled and marginalised people in Birmingham and Walsall to have a voice and to be able to access independent advocacy.

The funding for the CAF Resilience Fund was provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Community Match Challenge funding scheme, part of the Government’s £750 million coronavirus support package for charities. The matched funding was provided by the Covid-19 Support Fund created by the insurance and long-term savings industry.

In late 2020 the CAF Resilience Fund provided rapid relief to 645 charities in England to help them survive the initial shock of the pandemic and resulting lock downs.

The second phase, CAF identified organisations working with those communities hardest hit by the effects of the pandemic. These organisations include those helping people living with disabilities; Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities; and young people in need of new training and skills in order to give them the best possible life chances. This phase , totaling £20 million, is designed to help charities move beyond survival and help them adapt and rebuild so they are able to look to the future and thrive.

Advocacy Matters are very grateful to accept this key piece of grant funding to help us support our community as we rebuild from the pandemic. This funding is a vote of confidence in our work, our purpose and our determination to improve the lives of the people we exist to support.

Elssa Keegan CEO