The charity Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR) has secured a significant grant to help it cover some of the additional costs of providing supported housing since the outbreak of the global pandemic.
The grant for £8,500 was awarded by the Morrisons Foundation as part of its COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund. The money will go towards covering extra costs the charity faces due to the pandemic, including cleaning, adapted catering, and staging of additional activities to keep its residents occupied and healthy under lockdown.
This latest award is second granted to SVR by the Morrisons Foundation – in 2016 it contributed to the costs of refurbishing the lift at Rosendael, the charity’s supported accommodation facility near Dundee.
Martin Nadin OBE, Chief Executive SVR said,
“Thanks to this generous support from the Morrisons Foundation, Scottish Veterans’ Residences will be able to continue providing accommodation and support for homeless veterans while doing everything we can to keep them safe from Covid-19,”
David Scott, Morrisons Foundation Trustee said,
“Morrisons is committed to helping the most vulnerable in our society. We know that the coronavirus outbreak presents a particular risk to homeless people and I’m delighted that the Morrisons Foundation has been able to help fund SVR’s vital work.”
The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons Supermarket in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help improve people’s lives. Since launching over £30 million has been donated to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.
Local charities are encouraged to visit www.morrisonsfoundation.com to find out how to apply for a grant.