UK safety company, Arco, is donating £41,600 to support local community organisations and charities through its Coronavirus Community Grant scheme.
As a business that continually contributes towards organisations in the local community, it saw first-hand the demand for support and wanted to help. Arco’s Community Panel invited employees to apply for 40 one off grants of up to £1,000 on behalf of organisations and charities in their local communities that required vital support or funding during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grants were available to provide support across focus areas including victims of domestic violence, food banks, food delivery and meal services for the vulnerable, care homes, hospices and those providing a vital service to the homeless community. The panel received 44 high quality applications and made the decision to award grants to all 44 organisations.
David Evison, managing director at Arco, said “I am overwhelmed by the response of so many our colleagues and we were delighted to support every application we received. We have seen first-hand the demand for funding by so many organisations helping those in need. These unprecedented times have impacted many people in our local communities and through these grants we are able to support those who need it most.”
The 44 grants provided help and support to a number of great causes including Hull Women’s Aid, Dove House and Strathcarron Hospices, The Salvation Army, Kaleb’s Wish and Hull Vineyard Trust which is supporting the local area with food parcels, essentials and baby items.
John & Joni Clarke, Senior Pastors of Hull Vineyard Church said: “I want to take the time to say a huge thank you to Arco for the incredibly generous gift you’ve awarded the Hull Vineyard Church for our work in the city…Your gift will go to supporting our increased compassion work, and will literally change people’s lives in Hull. Thank you!”
Arco continually supports and encourages colleagues to provide their time and skills to local charities and community groups, allowing each colleague an additional two days paid leave for volunteering opportunities each year.