Throughout the lockdown period, we were able to support families with food parcels, as well as other essentials including white goods, beds and bedding. This was through our Breakfast Club link with Greggs, to who we are most grateful for their support. We have been notified that there is now a further round, for which we are able to make new applications.
The Greggs Foundation states “to help alleviate financial pressure/s felt by families, none so more for the provision of food and living necessities following the Coronavirus outbreak, we are able to apply for the purchase of the following: fridge, freezer, fridge-freezer, cooker, washing machine, tumble dryer, clothing, (inclusive of school uniform) grocery vouchers and beds/bedding”.
Coventry Boot Fund:
If you are struggling to purchase a pair of school shoes for your child/ren you can apply for a voucher, redeemable against a pair of suitable school shoes at Ager Shoes, Corporation Street, Coventry, CV1 1GF. Please pop into the main school reception and ask for a Boot Fund application form. Applications are considered in September, December, January and May.
BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme:
This programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances, and is delivered by the Family Fund Business Services. The programme provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to a child’s wellbeing.
- Vulnerable children and young people up to the age of 18, who are experiencing a crisis or emergency.
- UK or EU citizens who are normally resident in the UK.
- Only one application per household accepted within a 12 month period.