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Donate to the Horsham District COVID-19 Appeal

The Storrington Community Hub

09 Apr 2020

A community support appeal has been launched to help with funding for the Horsham District Community Volunteer Hubs and community group Horsham Matters during the coronavirus crisis.

The Community Volunteer Hubs have been established by local community groups, parish and neighbourhood councils, social media groups and Horsham District Council for the vulnerable of the Horsham District.

The Hubs are manned by volunteers, giving practical help such as going for shopping and medicines, and providing emotional support, with friendly phone calls for those who are isolated at home.

As Horsham Town Centre is the largest area in the District with the highest population, the Council are managing the volunteer hub for the town directly in collaboration with other voluntary and community organisations.

If you would like to help support the Horsham District Community Volunteer Hubs and other local organisations helping vulnerable people, you can now donate funds securely by text or online.

The support appeal is possible thanks to registered charity The Hub Beeding and Donorfy who provide award-winning fundraising software to non-profit organisations across the UK.

Your donations will be used to cover costs for food and medication for those in need as well as helping to stock food banks for those who need essential items.

You can donate as little or as much as you would like. To give £20 by mobile, just text HUBS to 70085. Texts cost £20 (the donation) plus one standard rate message.

Alternatively you can donate by debit or credit card below. Your data will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

If you pay tax the value of your donation will be increased if you take the Gift Aid option.

Funds are distributed proportionately to the Community Hubs and a small number of local support organisations including Horsham Matters.  The calculations for dividing the funds between the hubs is based upon size of the residential population they cover.

The appeal is supported by Horsham District Council and donations are processed by The Hub Beeding and given directly to the Community Hubs and Horsham Matters where the help is needed.

Commenting on the launch of this appeal, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Community Matters and Wellbeing Cllr Tricia Youtan said:

“This is a very worrying and concerning time for many people and this appeal will provide additional help for our community. The community spirit which has grown so rapidly across our entire District in recent weeks to establish these hubs is amazing and this is an opportunity to pull together even more to help our volunteers deliver improved help to those who need it most.

I urge as many of you that feel able to start donating now, your donations will be well used and hugely appreciated.

Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Community Matters and Wellbeing Cllr Tricia Youtan

Your donation is processed on behalf of the Horsham District Covid19 Community Hubs by The Hub, Beeding - registered charity number 1173420. Funds are distributed proportionately to the Community Hubs and Horsham Matters. Read more over on our COVID-19 Community Support web page.

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