Forever Manchester is working with UK Community Foundations to distribute funding raised by the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal. This money is being distributed to community organisations responding to the needs of local communities across Greater Manchester via our Community Support Fund.
Driven, based in Ince-in-Makerfield, is a charitable door-to-door transport scheme supporting vulnerable and isolated people in the Wigan Borough. They help provide essential transport solutions for passengers who don’t have access to a car and are unable to travel on public transport.
Driven’s volunteer drivers provide much more than a simple ‘taxi’ service though. They take people to a variety of exciting and stimulating community activities across the borough, as well as waiting with them at appointments and helping-out with the shopping. All this provides essential help and contact to reduce anxiety and prevent social isolation.
During this current period of self-isolation and lockdown, Driven are freely offering their fleet of vehicles and volunteer drivers to help local food hubs and community groups needing to collect foods from supermarkets, and supporting the distribution of supplies and essential items to food banks across the borough.
An award from Forever Manchester’s Community Support Fund has helped to support fuel costs for 10 volunteer drivers, who average 40 miles a day, 5 days a week. They wish to sustain this level of support throughout the lockdown as demand for deliveries as people are isolating continues to increase.
More information about The Community Support Fund can be found by clicking the buttons below.
Community Support Fund View the list of all groups funded to date
This year, Forever Manchester is celebrating 30 Years of supporting our local communities. We are currently working with UK Community Foundations to distribute funding raised by the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal to support community organisations responding to the needs of local communities across Greater Manchester.
Date added: 30th April 2020