During the pandemic, Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation worked with our community of colleagues and customers to support vulnerable groups in society affected by the Coronavirus.
In addition to maintaining our funding pledges to our existing charity partners, we made emergency donations to the following organisations to help those most at risk throughout the UK.
Age UK wanted to be able to provide additional financial support to roughly 150 charities that form the Age UK network as they are forced to find new ways to work with their service users. This could include measures such as delivering meals or essential supplies to older people, who have been told by the government to stay at home to protect them from the virus.
We donated £150k to the Age UK £10 million Coronavirus Emergency fund
IFCF made an urgent donation of £150,000 to Age UK's Coronavirus Emergency Fund. Age UK were aiming to raise £10 million to fund additional desperately needed support for older people during the unprecedented health emergency.
St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading health and first aid charity, stepping forward to save lives and support communities – keeping people safe and responding to health incidents and emergencies for over 140 years. Now, more than ever, their vital work is important; demand is high and St John has stepped up its efforts supporting the public, the health service and local authorities.
This national emergency has resulted in the charity’s biggest operation during peacetime. The need for St John Ambulance has never been more relevant or urgent.
We donated £150k to St John Ambulance to support their Covid-19 response effort
IFCF supported the work of St John Ambulance who are protecting people, supporting communities and saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our donation of £150,000 from IFCF will support the vital work of St John Ambulance throughout COVID-19 and into the future.
National Emergencies Trust (NET)
With the support and generous donations from our online customers we were able to donate over £10,000 to the National Emergencies Trust (Net) which directed money to Covid-19 causes in local communities.
Organisations from across the funding spectrum have recognised that Covid-19 is an exceptional event that will almost certainly affect charity staffing. By joining with London Funders IFCF will be to help beneficiaries throughout the country who may need to be supported differently during these unprecedented times.
FCF joined London Funders to help support the charity sector
By joining with London Funders, IFCF were able to help beneficiaries from across sectors to sign a joint statement pledging to offer support to civil society groups affected by the coronavirus outbreak.