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COVID-19 RESPONSE

COVID-19 RESPONSE

We recognise that the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and will have a significant and lasting impact on those we support in a number of ways. At Badur, we aim to be as helpful and flexible as possible as things continue to change on a scale incomparable in recent times.

We are proud to have signed up to the COVID-19 Funders Pledge and we stand with the sector during this time.

We are also taking our own approach to proactively support the teams, charities and social enterprises in our network and importantly, the vulnerable communities who rely on their work. We understand that activities will need to be delivered in different ways and that ‘business as usual’ is not possible. We have been in contact with all our current and prospective grantees and we’re already seeing thoughtful, considered examples of how organisations are adapting to meet the heightened needs of their communities.

We are considering COVID-19 relief support for our network on a case-by-case basis in order to address the individual needs of each organisation. Due to the magnitude of the pandemic, we are providing a range of support from funding to cover core operating expenses, through to support towards equipment and food parcels.

So far, we have provided the following additional support in response to the crisis:

Organisation
Overview
Country
Buddhist Heritage Project
Emergency funding towards hand sanitiser spray and food for children at the Buddhist Academy, Luang Prabang.
Laos
Make Your Way
Relief funding towards one month's operating expenses due to the sudden financial loss caused by the crisis.
UK: North East
NMCKKSzSz Tanoda Network
A grant to purchase communication and learning equipment, plus food for families facing hardship.
Hungary
Well Grounded
Relief funding towards organisational operating expenses due to the significant loss of traded income.
UK: London
Live Consciously Association
A relief grant to provide food donations for families in extreme hardship.
Hungary
Woodshed Workshop
Support to provide care packages for vulnerable households, plus phone support costs.
UK: North East
Roma Community Care
A grant to purchase the equipment needed to deliver services online and by phone.
UK: East Midlands
Bike Stop
Support towards a staff member’s wage in order to meet demand for bike loans and repairs during the crisis.
UK: North East
BAGázs Association
A grant to purchase digital equipment for children and families to help to close the digital divide.
Hungary
Mahajana Foundation
Support to provide vouchers for families facing hardship for food supplies, hygiene and cleaning products, as well as clothing items.
Hungary

We will continue to respond to the needs of our partner organisations, supporting them to make the changes needed to survive the impact of the crisis.

If you have any questions or require further information about our COVID-19 response, please get in touch at contact-us@badurfoundation.org