EMMAUS Sheffield, the drug and alcohol free project that provides a home, support and work for formerly homeless people in the city, has been awarded vital funding to help it through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The charity, which is based in Cadman Street, close to Sheffield’s Canal basin, has been awarded £2,000 from the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation Trust Coronavirus Response Fund.
Since it made its first donation in 1999, the Charitable Foundation has made a difference to local communities across the UK by donating more than £8 million to charities and good causes nominated by the society’s colleagues and members.
The Coronavirus Response Fund was created specifically to help organisations cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are delighted that the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation Trust have supported us with this extremely generous and important funding,” said Emmaus Sheffield Deputy Manager Charley Fedorenko.
“Like many other charities across the region we have seen fundraising activities very badly hit by COVID-19, especially as our second hand superstore – one of our major funding streams – has been forced to close for the time being.
“Our thanks go to the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation Trust and to all the many people who recognise the value of the work we are doing and want to support us and help us to survive.”
To find out more about Emmaus Sheffield and how to support its work simply visit emmaus-sheffield.org.uk