The COVID-19 Survival Project started back in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic in the UK. WBSC had to close a number of its services and quickly adapt to provide a frontline response to help keep vulnerable communities and families safe and well, and help reduce the risk of infection
We are grateful to partner organisations who kindly donated food and grocery items so that we could set up a food bank, shopping and delivery service. With limited finance, we sought to seek funding to develop the work and provide as much support as possible.
The National Lottery Community Fund, Charities Aid Foundation, Walsall Council Making Connections Programme and the Heart of England Foundation, have been a lifeline to the organisation. We have delivered over 400 food parcels, provided hot home-cooked cultural meals for residents across the borough, and has increased the Befriending and Counselling service.