Community, voluntary, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) groups and organisations continue to make a massive and effective contribution to Lancashire throughout this unprecedented outbreak of Covid-19.
The county council is appreciative of the difference that the VCFSE is making to individual citizens and is working to support the groups and organisations it has contracts with throughout this time by:
In return, the county council is asking for groups and organisations to:
The county council is also providing £170,000 to the Lancashire Community Foundation Covid19 Community Response Fund to fund activities to support communities throughout the coronavirus outbreak.
County Councillor Geoff Driver CBE, leader of Lancashire County Council, said: "On behalf of the county council, my thanks go out to groups and organisations for the work that continues to be done to help people across Lancashire support each other during these difficult times.
"We know that the skill, energy and compassion of the VCFSE sector will be vital in keeping our communities strong. But we also recognise the huge pressure that this is putting on your staff, volunteers and finances.
"As groups and organisations that we commission, we will support you to deliver our contracts using your skills, expertise and networks to meet the needs of our communities
"We've also made funding available to groups and I'd urge you to apply if you feel it would provide extra support needed to help people in your area throughout the pandemic."