Hymans Robertson launches hardship fund for charities

The Hymans Robertson Foundation has launched a fund to help charities during the COVID-19 crisis. Open to applications from the 50 charities which are already funded and supported by the Foundation, charities will be encouraged to complete a short application for individual grants between £500 and £5,000 and the Foundation will meet weekly to make funding decisions.

In common with many professional circles, from Formula One to book publishers, the initiative is seeking to create a network of professional services providers that can mobilise their assets to help those badly affected by the crisis. Therefore, the Hymans Robertson Foundation would also like to hear from other LLPs, professional services firms or businesses who are interested in joining this initiative, either through a donation or by co-funding. The Foundation has established governance, policies, procedures and payments in place to assure other co-funders that funding will be targeted to reputable UK based charities.

Launching the Hardship Fund, the Foundation's Chair, Clive Fortes commented: "We are living in unprecedented times which has been particularly tough for the charity and voluntary sector. The Hardship Fund offers our existing partners access to additional funding and remote volunteering support to the most vulnerable in our community. I hope that other firms will join our initiative to make a positive impact in these uncertain times."

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