Updated: May 7
We, at the Isla Foundation, have joined forces with The London Funders network as we recognise that the COVID-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an enormous impact on civil society groups. We want to offer reassurance that we stand with all our partners and community groups during this exceptionally difficult time.
Isla is engaged in the vital work of supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. We are partnering with organisations like Spare Hand to match volunteers with those most at need safely.
We understand the need for flexibility is paramount as our grassroots organisations work tirelessly to ensure urgent needs continue to be met. We actively are looking, listening and then amplifying the issues that our community partners are experiencing.
We are working to provide food, shelter and digital access to those in crisis.
Our community partners are all engaged in a herculean effort to rapidly adapt their services to operate safely and effectively under the new COVID-19 conditions. As the lockdown continues, uncertainty seems to remain the only constant.
Isla is here to support you with the situations you are facing, and we recognise that further shocks are likely and will require our quick response and those of our network of funders.