The Mayor’s Cost of Living Emergency Fund

We’re supporting charities and voluntary organisations which provide a vital lifeline to our communities.

The cost of living crisis is having an unprecedented impact on people right across our region. At the same time, our voluntary and community sector – which is central to providing practical support to our most disadvantaged communities – is experiencing falling donations and increasing demand for services and support.

The Mayor’s Cost of Living Emergency Fund is a £3 million package to support those frontline services to continue to support people meet basic needs such as food, heating, mental health support and emergency advice.

It will be delivered through established networks of voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations.

More information on this scheme will be available soon.