Funds for Kindness in Crisis: Feeding the NHS

Community Benefit Funds from the Brynwhilach solar farm are being used to help tackle the Covid-19 crisis and support positive projects run by local businesses.

We’ve been blown away by all the goodwill and kindness being shown in the Swansea community since lockdown began, and wanted to recognise this in our funding decisions.  We’ve decided to support projects which bring the voluntary efforts of skilled professionals together with cash from the local community.

#FeedTheNHSWales aims to raise £100k for food – and only food – to deliver healthy, delicious meals to health workers.  Professional chefs are offering their time, skills, premises and equipment for free.  Many local businesses are giving free help with transport etc to make the scheme a success.  The campaign, run by Môr Restaurant, Mumbles and supported by Welsh legends Alun Wyn Jones and Siân Lloyd, has raised over half of its target so far with their Just Giving Crowdfunder.

We were more than happy to contribute £1,000.

“We generally use these funds to support projects that improve access to healthy food, support sustainable food production or tackle health inequalities,” said John Whiten, a Gower Power Board member.  “In the current crisis we also want to support projects that are drawing on all the good will in the local community.  Responding to this campaign was a no-brainer for us.”

George Cooke from Môr said:

“We are so grateful for the support from Gower Power CIC, your kind donation of £1000 will provide 500 meals for amazing NHS staff in Swansea. We are now delivering 250 meals a day to Morriston and 100 to Singleton and it’s donations like these that keep us going!”

Our donation is only possible because of the money we raise when people buy locally-produced, 100% green electricity or buy shares in local green projects.  It’s thanks to our conscientious customers and ethical investors that we can fund kindness in this crisis.

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