Crowdfund Lambeth: Support for communities during COVID-19 pandemic

20 March 2020

Written by: Lambeth Council

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During this time of crisis Lambeth Council is working to ensure that our most vulnerable communities have the help they need. A range of measures and community support partnerships are being put in place, including using our Crowdfund Lambeth scheme to support projects tackling the impact of Covid-19 in their communities.

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Crowdfund Lambeth: Support for communities during COVID-19 pandemic

Lambeth Council already runs Crowdfund Lambeth, via, helping groups and organisations across the borough to raise funds in order to help turn ideas into reality.

Word from the Cabinet

Cllr Ed Davie, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said: “We have quickly extended Crowdfund Lambeth to make money available to support community initiatives in Lambeth that are addressing the Covid-19 crisis.

“This is a really difficult time for everyone and there are lots of different things people are worried about, including the very basics such as feeding their families. Through Crowdfund Lambeth we are committed to supporting ideas that help our communities through this crisis.

“This is a rapidly emerging situation and the council is working with the community in many different ways to manage services, meet emerging local needs and protect the vulnerable. I’d ask that groups in the borough visit the Crowdfund Lambeth site and also see how this option could help.”

The funding is now being made more easily available through the platform to resource a range of groups including local food banks and those working to strengthen food supply and plan to mitigate anticipated challenges.

This could be around information sharing, signposting and logistical matters such as liaising with supermarkets to acquire surplus foods, appropriate storage for fresh and frozen produce, transport for distribution to groups or home food deliveries.

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To find out more about visit To apply for a match fund as part of the crowdfunding