Antz Junction has successful been awarded £10,000 from the Awards for All grant in light of the COVID19 crisis. Antz Junction work with the most vulnerable members of society and people suffering from poor mental health have been hugely affected by the social distancing measures.
In light of social distancing issued by the Government, Antz were deeply concerned about the health and wellbeing of their communities. A lot of services was based on face-to face communication, now with banning of larger groups in publics many of their existing services were shut down.
This had a huge affect on the people that Antz provide services for. The outbreak of COVID-19 virus is hugely stressful for people and this is magnified for those with existing mental health and disabilities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions and will only be exasperated in isolation. Antz’s beneficiaries are some of the most vulnerable members of society and new interventions were desperately needed.
This new funding will help Antz put in place a new IT infrastructure for their existing community of stakeholders. As well as, provide the much needed training for their mentors to move their services on to a digital platform. The speed and accessibility of this funding has meant that Antz can continue to do its important work in the community and give support to those who are struggling during this time.
“The impact of the COVID-19 virus is set to have on the nation is unprecedented, and the voluntary sector is set to face significant challenges through quarantining and self isolation. Small charities are already under significant financial pressure and, in a system that is led by voluntary work, but new emergency funding as meant many organisations have been able to move their services online.” Wil Woan
If your organisation is struggling during this time or needs to move its services on to a digital platform then contact us and we can provide bespoke advice.