Saltford Community Support Fund
When Covid struck back in early 2020 we launched a fund to support residents during the pandemic and beyond. Within the space of a few weeks you generously donated nearly £14,000 including Gift Aid.
This initially provided over 900 hot meals, 600 afternoon teas to over 75s, plus basic food supplies and small emergency cash sums where needed within the village during the first year of the pandemic.
Last year we teamed up with Citizens Advice in B&NES and Somerset Skills and Learning (SSL) to provide a unique package of support to Saltford residents. Please Click Here to read all about this support. Over the last 9 months, 16 residents have been provided with financial assistance mainly in connection with fuel poverty and we all know that the worst of this is still to come.
In March 2022 we have made available another £2000 to CA, but this now leaves us with less than £1000 in this ring-fenced fund administered by the SCA charity.
We are keen to continue to support local residents in financial need and we would like to go further.
In these current times we are all also aware of the suffering of the Ukrainian people and at various events we have encouraged donations which we have passed directly onto DEC for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. We are aware of a number of people in and around Saltford who are offering to take in Ukrainian refugees and we would like to support both the hosts and the refugees staying here in our village. To this end we have set up a support group and intend to use the Saltford Community Support Fund to also help them while they are with us.
If you are prepared to make a one-off donation to help support those in need in the village, there are a number of ways you can do it.
1. You can donate online direct to our bank account with the following details :
Account Name : Saltford Community Association
Sort Code : 40 52 40
Account Number : 00007636
Reference : SUPPORT Surname
2. You can donate by cheque (payable to Saltford Community Association) to Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road, Saltford, BS31 3BY making clear the donation is for the support fund.
We also strongly encourage all those who can to complete and download a Gift Aid Form below
This signed form should either be scanned and emailed to email@example.com or posted to Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road, Saltford, BS31 3BY.
Huge thanks again for helping during these difficult times. The feedback from those we have already helped has been very heart warming.
Saltford Hall is managed by the Saltford Community Association - Registered Charity number 1162948